Rodrygo Goes has admitted he is no longer enjoyed playing the number 9 role for Staunch Madrid since Karim Benzema’s summer departure.
The Brazilian youngster joined Madrid for £38.5m (€45m) in 2019 and is now an integral member of Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect. Rodrygo has won two La Liga titles, one FIFA Membership World Cup and one UEFA Champions League with Los Blancos, impressing as the starting appropriate winger
Following the shock departure of Benzema – the legendary striker joined Saudi Pro League outfit Al Ittihad – and the signing of attacking midfielder Jude Bellingham, a tactical switch from Ancelotti has considered Rodrygo and fellow wide player Vinicius Junior change into the club’s de facto starting strikers.
While Vinicius has impressed in his new role, bagging four arrangement contributions in six starts, Rodrygo has somewhat struggled to adapt to existence as a number 9.
The 22-365 days-aged has managed appropriate one arrangement all season, coming manner abet in mid-August in opposition to Athletic Membership. Since that game, Rodrygo has gone ten games without getting on the scoresheet.
Talking while on international responsibility, Rodrygo talked about his recent barren flee of fabricate and admitted that he doesn’t take care of his new role at the club: “I even accept as true with at all times made certain that I even accept as true with the flexibility to play on the flit, I don’t take care of playing as a number 9, nevertheless in Madrid I even must.
“For Brazil, I even accept as true with more freedom to pass”, he added.
Despite Rodrygo’s unhappy fabricate in front of arrangement, Madrid accept as true with impressed in the early months of the 2023/24 season thanks to the gorgeous arrangement return of Jude Bellingham. The England star has bagged a chronicle-equalling 10 goals in his first 10 games at the club, firing Madrid to the pause of La Liga.