Rodrygo Goes He was a fan favorite Real Madrid to accompany Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior in the attack this 2022; however, in recent months, Carlo Ancelotti has leaned towards Marco Asensio because the Brazilian had a significant football downturn.
In December 2021, the young striker tested positive for coronavirus and had to enter an important break that allowed the Spaniard to finish establishing himself as the Italian coach’s main option. Since then, theories about his poor performance have appeared and the one that takes more strength would be how strongly winter affects him.
As revealed by Diario Marca, Rodrygo and low temperatures do not get along. Last season, he spent the hardest part of the winter injured. He broke his muscle on December 23 against Granda and was unable to play again until March 1, 2021.
Winter hit the Brazilian hard in his first season with Real Madrid (2019-2020). He scored a goal against Osasuna, a hat-trick against Galatasaray in the Champions League, finished January as a starter and then disappeared. He did not add a minute in the next five games and returned on March 8.
The cold also affected his scoring streak. The former Santos has 11 goals in the 90 games he has with Real Madrid. Of them there is only one marked between December 21 and March 20. He did it against Real Sociedad in a 3-4 draw at the Santiago Bernabéu that put the Basques through to the Copa del Rey semifinals in February 2020.
After these data, they reveal that Rodrygo is not a winter player. He gets his best performance in the first third of the season. His favorite season is autumn, where he has eight goals so far. In spring and summer he scored once.
The Brazilian, who started in the league against Getafe and Granada, has only played 38 minutes in Madrid’s last three games. At the same time, Asensio scored against Granada and Alavés, becoming the new cocky Ancelotti.
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