TO Rodrygo Goes Opportunities are running out just as Madrid enters the decisive stretch of the season. The Brazilian winger, one of the footballers called to be important in the medium and long-term future of the white club, is still stuck with a single goal on the scoreboard and has not seen the door for six months. His only target of the course came on November 3 against the Inter of Milan and since then 172 days have passed. At the end of 2020, yes, he suffered a major muscle injury that kept him off the pitch for two months.
The 20-year-old former Santos player still has a 0 in the league despite the opportunities he has been given Zinedine
Zidane since his recovery, almost three months ago. The French coach opted for Rodrygo in the games against Getafe and Cadiz to give some air to Asensio Y Benzema, highly demanded after the marathon of matches against Liverpool and Barcelona.
The Brazilian chained two starting matches for the second time this season, something that had not happened since before the injury, when he started in the eleven consecutively against Shakhtar, Alaves, Seville Y Borussia
Monchengladbach. Against Getafe, in a Madrid plagued by substitutes due to injuries, Rodrygo began the clash occupying the interior position, an unprecedented demarcation for him since arriving at Madrid. The Brazilian was barely able to enter the game (he only gave 23 passes in 65 minutes) and he was very misplaced at all times.
On Cadiz notably improved its performance coinciding with Benzema on the pitch. The Brazilian returned to occupy more interior positions away from the area and he was seen more plugged and with much more prominence.
Waiting for the semifinal duel of Champions against him Chelsea, Rodrygo I could be back in the game tomorrow against him Betis in the Di Stefano. It would be one of the last chances for him to step up and claim stripes just as he reappears. Hazard, that if the injuries respect him is indisputable for Zinedine Zidane.