Spanish La Liga: Rodrygo, Brazil and Real Madrid are different.
Brazilian coach Tite on Tuesday defended criticism from supporters and the press for failing to give Real Madrid striker Rodrygo more playtime.
"Rodrygo with Real Madrid, a structured team, is one thing, but in a rebuilding team, which is being structured, this is another," Tite told a press conference on Tuesday after Brazil's victory over Korea South to Abu Dhabi (3-0).
Rodrygo, who made his debut with Brazil, played 20 minutes against Argentina in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and played only four minutes against South Korea.
"It's the difference I'm making. It's hard to be coordinated when you make a lot of changes, it was hard to organize the team but we were close to scoring the fourth. "I could have played Rodrygo or Douglas, but I gave Fabinho and Lodi the opportunity," said Tite.
"This reconstruction is going through different stages, I could give him more playing time, but keeping the momentum of the team," concluded the Brazilian coach.
In playing his first season at Real Madrid, the former Santos player is can be assured of a great future according to Casemiro.
At Real Madrid since this summer, the striker has quickly distinguished himself in the white jersey with his 5 goals in 6 games. Under the tutelage of Zinedine Zidane, the young Brazilian revealed shine with Real Madrid, enough to encourage Tite to call him up.
Benefits that impress Casemiro, his teammate at the Merengue. "He is a footballer who always tries to improve, who has already understood that it was very important at Real Madrid as in selection.
“Rodrygo knows exactly what he sees in training and how he interacts within the group. And that is more important than the 15 minutes he played against Argentina. Rodrygo is a talented man with a full-bodied, down-to-earth head, aware of the moment he is living but not overwhelmed by euphoria, and will be very important to the future of Brazil and Real Madrid,” said Casemiro.
He knows of the moment he lives but does not let himself be carried away by euphoria. He will be very important for the future of Brazil and Real Madrid admits Casemiro in remarks given to AS and relayed by Goal.
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