After scoring hat-trick goals Real Madrid's Rodrygo and his teammate Toni Kroos said he is very confident that the 18-year-old 'could be here for 15 years'. Kroos said that Rodrygo just did not perform well today but has been performing well for a number of games. He added that Rodrygo is contributing good to the team and is absolutely playing well at his age. He further added that he is a very natural player. Kroos said that he does not give away the ball easily which is very important for the team. He added that the team needs goals and he gives the team an option to score goals. He added that he is pretty much sure that he could play for the team for 15 years if he continues with the same quality.
Rodrygo did not take much time to score his first goal in the match, within four minutes of the match opening Real Madrid's goal tally on Thursday. Within just three minutes after the first goal, he scored the second goal contributing his club a 2-0 lead.
Rodrygo scored his third goal in the additional time 90+2 minute which helped Real Madrid accounting for a big victory of 6-0 over Galatasaray in the Champions League. Kroos said that the fans after the match would be very happy similarly when they thrashed Leganes by 5-0 on October 31. Kroos said that they have played some really nice games this year and this one was one of them. He added that the fans will be elated tonight as after the Leganes game.
Kross further added that it is great because they did not lose at home and said that the team is really proud of scoring 3 goals in 15 minutes. Meanwhile, the 18-year-old became the second-youngest player to score a hat trick in the Champions League. He has already been labelled as 'new Neymar' having followed in the Paris St-Germain star's footsteps by moving from Brazilian club Santos to Spain. Before he switched to Real, the young player was known about 5ft 9in youngster who is of the same height as Neymar. Since then Rodrygo has scored five times in his first six appearances for the club in all competitions.