Rodrygo Reveals Luka Modric As His Biggest Influence at Real Madrid As Brazil Star Hails Veteran Midfielder

Rodrygo Reveals Luka Modric As His Biggest Influence at Real Madrid As Brazil Star Hails Veteran Midfielder

  • Brazilian midfielder Rodrygo has lauded Luka Modric and has described his Real Madrid teammate as a footballing father figure
  • Last season, the two stars played key parts to help Real Madrid secure the club's 14th Champions League championship as they advanced to the Paris final
  • Rodrygo is expected to play a more prominent role for Real Madrid this season and the young forward is already targeting winning more trophies

Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric has been singled out for high praises by young Brazilian forward, Rodrygo after both players helped Los Blancos secure a 14th Champions League crown.

The 21-year-old forward and Modric combined for crucial goals in the quarterfinal victory against Chelsea, while Rodrygo also netted two late goals to force extra-time against Manchester City in the semi-finals.

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Rodrygo has hailed Luka Modric's influence in Real Madrid's Champions League victory. Photo by David Ramos
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Rodrygo has now revealed Luka Modric as his biggest influence on the Real Madrid team, describing the 36-year-old Croatian midfielder as a father figure Goal report.

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“He really helps me. Playing with him is much easier, given the quality he's got. He's like a father to me.”

This season, Rodrygo will be hoping for more silverware, beginning with the UEFA Super Cup matchup against reigning Europa League champion Eintracht Frankfurt on August 10.

Rodrygo reveals dream to play for Real Madrid fulfilled

Meanwhile, Rodrygo has admitted he has realized one of his biggest dreams as a footballer by playing for Spanish giants, Real Madrid Marca reports.

The 21-year-old Brazilian is regarded as one of the brightest young talents in the La Liga and has already won the Spanish League and the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid.

The Brazilian star is expected to feature in the UEFA Super Cup for Real Madrid when Los Blancos take on Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt next Wednesday.

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Rodrygo reveals player who made him fall in love with Real Madrid

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Real Madrid star Rodrygo has waxed lyrical about how Cristiano Ronaldo made him fall in love with the club at a young age.

The youngster joined Real Madrid from Brazilian side Santos FC in 2019 and has now admitted that he used to watch Ronaldo during his days as a Madrid player.

The Portuguese international played for Los Blancos for 9 years, averaging 50 goals every season. He won four Ballon d'Or titles while in Spain to add to the one he had won in England.

Source: Sports Brief News