Last season had been eventful for the Los Blancos. Apart from lifting the La Liga title for the thirty-fourth time, a bunch of young talents showed up to hint, the future of Real Madrid is in the safe hands. Rodrygo Goes had been one of the most impressive youngsters alongside others. His pace and skill impressed everyone and hinting at an improvement every day.
The 19-year-old scored seven goals in 26 appearances in all competitions, including a hat-trick against Galatasaray in the Champions League.
Now he is looking forward to the next season and talked about it with the press, which is published in Marca.
“We’re training very well, giving it our all and everything the coaching staff is asking of us.”
“Physically, I feel really good. I’ve come back really hungry.”
“The objectives are the same as always because Real Madrid have to win everything.”
“We’ll keep playing without crowds, without our fans, but we’ll be very focused on giving everything possible to win.”
“It was a very good first season [at Real Madrid], but I want to do more.”
“[I want] to once again fight for trophies, to have more goals, assists, and to have more opportunities in the Brazilian national team, which is one of the objectives that I have set myself for 2021.”
Rodrygo is continuing to work on all aspects of his game with his personal trainer, Marcel Duarte, as he looks to improve on the seven goals and three assists he managed in 26 games for Real Madrid last season.
“We knew he would have this period of maturation and evolution in the physical, technical and mental parts,” Rodrygo explained.
“I try to evolve every day.”
“Strength is very important, but you need balance.”
“I try to improve my heading, shooting with both feet, dribbling, reading of the game, the tactical part, and marking.”
“Football is constantly changing and we need to be connected.”
Duarte himself is clear that he does not want to change Rodrygo into a more muscular player but instead a more threatening player.
“Our approach is totally focused on the quality of his movements and his skills and characteristics,” Duarte stated.
“We do not intend to make him muscular but with increasingly powerful and explosive movements.”