the end of the real Madrid Rodrygo Goes assured this Tuesday that he is “more useful as a starter”, after his great performance against Chelsea and Manchester City in Champions contributing from the bench, while he confessed that the Champions League final this Saturday (9:00 p.m.) is a “very special moment“, since it will be the first one that he disputes.
“I think I’m more useful when I’m in the starting eleven, but I always respect the coach’s decisions. If I am not a starter I will also be happy. In the second parts there are more spaces and that’s what happened in the other games, I’m here to help the team, whether it’s starting or coming on later,” the Brazilian told the media during the Media Day organized by the white club on the occasion of the final in Paris.
Thus, Rodrygo pointed out that he is always ready to help his teammates, although he insisted that as a starter he can “help the team a little more”, said the footballer, ‘hero’ in the semi-final second leg against City with two goals in just over a minute when the 90th minute of the match was reached, after having jumped onto the pitch in the 68th minute.
However, for Rodrygo the duel at the Santiago Bernabéu against Chelsea, corresponding to the second leg of the quarterfinals, was more “special”. “I always say that the game against Chelsea was very important. I needed to score more goals, and I scored against Chelsea and I went back to being the Rodrygo that everyone knows, everything started to go well for me,” he revealed.
The Brazilian, who has scored 5 goals in this edition of the Champions League, admitted to being “nervous” ahead of his first Champions League final. “I want the final to come. Playing my first Champions League final is a very special moment, we are very excited. We see the players more experienced who really want to win again, seeing that desire makes us want more. It’s a very special moment for the whole group,” he said.