First international game to be played by the Selecao since Pele’s passing. The Dutch forward is open about what transpired in LaLiga and his decision in the Cristiano-Messi controversy.
According to Real Madrid striker Rodrygo Goes, the number 10 shirt of the Brazilian national team, along with the famous Pele shirt, would be an honor. Selecao played their first international match since Pele’s Death on Saturday against Morocco and were defeated 2-1. “I hope he’s in a good place. Here, we are going to run for him to honor everything he did.” Rodrygo explained in his pre-match press conference
The greatest footballer in Brazilian history passed away on December 29 of last year at the age of 82 after a BATTLE with CANCER. He is cherished in Brazil for helping the Selecso win three World Cups. 7 went to his house before I went to Real Madrid and we had a very good chat. 7 already admired him before I met him and after that conversation, I started to admire him a lot more,” he added.
Rodrygo emphasized that he too received training at Santos as a member of their academy, just like Pele and more recently Neymar, and that he will now have the honor of following in their footsteps by donning the number 10 shirt for the national team.
For me it’s an honor to follow in the footsteps of Fela, Neymar… We all came out of Santos. I’m very happy and it’s an honor for me. I hope to play a great game,” he concluded