Teen sensation Rodrygo set to make debut for Brazil
Real Madrid forward says he wants to keep his feet on the ground
Wonderkid Rodrygo is all set to make his international debut as Brazil take on South Korea at Abu Dhabi's Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium on Nov. 19.
According a to a press release, the Brazil team are now training in the Capital. It has been quite a few weeks for 18-year-old, Rodrygo. From scoring the perfect hat trick for Real in the Champions League (the youngest Brazilian to do so) to being called up for the first time to the Brazilian national squad, most would be at risk of over confidence yet Rodrygo remains grounded and focused.
Rodrygo said: "I have prepared myself on the pitch by practicing every day, which I am sure every other player has done as well but I've also prepared myself off the pitch. I don't let things go to my head or let my mind be run by my emotions."
The Real Madrid forward has had a fantastic start to life at the Bernabeu typified by his sensational three goal rout against Galatasaray and has been seen by many as Madrid's answer to their lack of goals in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era.
"It's really hard to be Cristiano Ronaldo. I would have loved to have played with him, but I do not want to carry this pressure with me. I want to be a great player for Real Madrid and Brazil one day, but I am still developing, and I know I need to improve and grow in my career.
"I'm feeling really happy with life at the moment. It's every Brazilian's dream to wear this shirt and now I am here with these players that I have watched since I was a child. I'm really happy."
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