Since the beginning of his career, Rodrygo Goes is one of the record scorers in many matches. The Brazilian reached his highest goals in a campaign last season with 19, but went through a drought of several weeks to start with 23/24. The forward fought and tried, but was unable to put the ball in the back of the net since the first day of the visit to San Mamés.
Carvajal went to the ground and just touched the ball. The number 11, wearing his new number, dragged the ball to his right, leaned to his left as far as possible, and released his right hand like a whip. The ball entered the short post of Unai Simón. He did it for the last time this season. Since the first and last celebration, the minutes have weighed behind him without seeing the door.
Ancelotti kept the former Santos player in the eleven in the League and Champions against Almería, Celta, Getafe, Real Sociedad, Union Berlin, Atlético, Las Palmas and Naples. In Montilivi against Girona and against Osasuna at the Bernabéu, Joselu took his place up front with Vinicius, although the top scorer was still Bellingham (10 goals in 10 games) who played a step behind the pair of attackers.
In the game against rojillos, Rodrygo once again had to interfere. The striker touched the ball 15 times and tried to score a goal twice without success. One shot went wide and another was blocked by Osasuna’s defense. His confidence increased with his overall success in passing, but the goal did not come, although he had a chance.
David García put his hand at the wrong time inside the area,, and the referee awarded a penalty. As the DAZN cameras caught up, Vinicius had already changed and was sitting on the bench, and Ancelotti shouted at Rodrygo to throw him off. “Rodri!” shouted the Brazilian. “Antonio, to Rodrygo. Rodrygo,” Ancelotti pointed out to Rüdiger while disagreeing with what was happening on the green.
In the end, Joselu took and missed the penalty against Sergio Herrera,, who refused the Bernabéu stand for the team’s request for a hand, although he apologized. Ancelotti gave several explanations in a press conference after the 4-0 victory. “Now Joselu has to shoot. Afterwards, I don’t know if they talked on the field to give Rodrygo a chance; I don’t know what happened, but the pitcher now is Joselu. Every game changes because it’s not always the same line. Today Joselu had to shoot. Afterwards, I don’t know if they spoke on the field to give Rodrygo a chance; I don’t know what happened, but the pitcher now is Joselu,” added the Reggiolo native.
The same coach also had an impact in this room on Rodrygo’s situation. Asked about the need to show affection to the Brazil striker, Ancelotti defended his decision. “Rodrygo, until the 75th minute, could not score. The minutes he played,, he played well; he tried to score. He did not play because he wanted to bring in a new playerwith different characteristics. But we always gave Rodrygo all the love in the world,” he said.
Rodrygoed members of the white coliseum to continue, arguing that his work does not stop, even if he does not score goals as before. With a photo where he received the support of his colleagues, Rodrygo wanted to express on X (formerly Twitter) his determination to succeed. “Things don’t always happen as I expect, but there is no lack of dedication and work to help Real Madrid! Thank you for your support always!”, he acknowledged.
Rodrygo faced the drought with strength, as he himself wrote his stories on Instagram. The public’s affection for the Bernabéu continues. The goals, as he has shown throughout his short and successful career, will come. The 11, far from’rebounding’in the face of demands or the retreat made by the rotation in recent games, asks for patience and continues to work in search of the prize. So that the goal score is one. To celebrate again.