Brazilian sensation Rodrygo has attracted huge praise worldwide for his hat trick in the Champions League. The Real Madrid youngster worked his magic from the right wing against Turkish side Galatasaray as the Spanish side won 6-0.
With Gareth Bale sidelined, it was the perfect opportunity to prove his worth in the biggest club event on the continent. Zinedine Zidane would be in dilemma when Bale returns especially if the South American kid continues his brilliant form.
Born in the new millennium, Rodrygo has been a plus since he joined Madrid for 45 million euros. The deal was agreed last summer but he resumed at the club this term, and has already earned comparison to Raul. Scoring a perfect hat-trick – a goal using the right foot, left foot and a headed goal – Neymar joined to praise his compatriot.
There are reports that Liverpool made moves to get the player but Rodrygo only had eyes for Real Madrid. From a young age, scouts rated him way ahead of his peers at the same Santos Neymar was incubated in.
Unlike Neymar, Madrid have opted to limit his media exposure, helping him work on his development in a close-knit system. He still lives with his parents in the outskirts of the Spanish capital city, with his support system helping him develop into the star he is usually compared to – Neymar.
There have been claims that Rodrygo has killer instincts like Neymar, pushing him above compatriot and teammate Vinicius Jr. Zidane seem to have taken a liking to Rodrygo as he is very direct, team-oriented, and very composed in front of goal.
The fans sang his praise that night but with him completing his development arc, there would be many more, allowing Madrid make multiple bargains off him.