NEWS STORY. 18/09/2022. Rodrigo Salamanca
Rodrygo scored Real Madrid’s first goal in the Madrid derby after smashing the ball in on the half-volley sent over the top by Tchouameni to finish off a move that Valverde initiated. The forward expressed his delight at scoring: “The derby is a special game. I’m really pleased I managed to score and could help the team win. The manager had faith in me. The thing that changed is that I began to score at the end of last season and I’ve got off to a good start and hope I can keep it going until the end”.
“It’s impossible to replace Karim, but I try and I’ve done quite well. It’s a new role for me because I don’t play the same way as Karim. I play differently and we’ve changed the way we play”.
Video. Rodrygo: spectacular finish after great play between Valverde and Tchouameni
100% winning record
"We're happy with how we've started the season. We've won every game and we're now going away on international duty. We need to rest and return better after the international break".
Intensity of the match
"It was a different type of game. Derbies are always important, but it was different today because of what has happened this week. We did our talking on the pitch. I'm happy to have played well and to have scored".
Playing with Vini Jr.
"Playing with Vini Jr. is a pleasure and it's a special thing that he's there".