‘There is only a single Neymar… I want to make my own story’: Real Madrid star Rodrygo brushes off comparisons to the PSG celebrity and admits he has normally felt the ‘weight’ of living up to his fellow Brazilian
- Real Madrid teenager Rodrygo has mentioned hyperlinks involving himself and Neymar
- The winger started off his career with Brazilian side Santos, just like the PSG star
- Rodrygo suggests Neymar is an ‘idol’ but insists that he desires to ‘make my own story’
Real Madrid starlet Rodrygo insists ‘there is only a single Neymar’ as he dismissed comparisons to his fellow Brazilian.
The Brazilian teenager is producing a major impact in LaLiga possessing played 26 instances for Zinedine Zindane’s males very last year, scoring seven objectives in their title-winning calendar year, and his shows have led some to hail him as the next Neymar.
Rodrygo started off his career at Santos ahead of obtaining a major-dollars transfer to Spain, just like the PSG star. The youngster admits he has normally felt tension to reside up to the hoopla but is eager to shut down individuals hyperlinks and target on carving out his own legend.
Real Madrid star Rodrygo insists he is not the next Neymar and desires to ‘make his own story’
He reported there was ‘only a single Neymar’ and has lived with ‘weight’ of comparions to the PSG star
‘From the commencing of my career when I started off at Santos, they by now in comparison me as the “new Neymar” and with Robinho, I normally experienced that bodyweight around me,’ he reported, as described by Aim.
‘I normally reported that I wanted to be Rodrygo and make my tale, Robinho and Neymar are great idols of Santos and of all the sites exactly where they played. I am just commencing out and I feel there is only a single Neymar.
‘I normally experienced that bodyweight around me, but I just want to be Rodrygo.’
Both Neymar (L) and Rodrygo (R) started off their career at Santos ahead of moving to LaLiga
They played towards each individual other as Real Madrid played PSG in the Champions League in 2019
It really is no shock that Rodrygo was touted as a foreseeable future celebrity thinking of he signed a promotional offer with sports company Nike at the age of just twelve – turning out to be the youngest athlete to signal with the sports big.
Immediately after producing his Santos debut aged sixteen, he went on to engage in 80 instances for his boyhood side, scoring seventeen objectives and convincing Madrid to shed out £40million for his signature very last calendar year.
He has also made an impact on the global stage, obtaining his 1st Brazil contact-up very last calendar year and considering the fact that finding up 3 caps – the very last of which arrived as a substitute towards Bolivia very last week.
The teenager has made a major impact so considerably with 3 caps by now for the Brazil team
Rodrygo reported he was energized to confirm his well worth in a squad brimming with excellent and is decided to impress manager Tite.
‘I feel it is incredibly significant to have a very good stage, we all know that we have superb players in my position,’ he included. ‘It is incredibly significant that when it is my flip to engage in I do perfectly and do what Tite asks of me in training and ahead of each individual recreation.
‘It is significant that I have continuity in my get the job done to continue currently being summoned in the national workforce.’