Rodrygo Goes was left delighted as he, along with a number of Real Madrid teammates, were called up by Brazil boss Tite for their World Cup Qualification matches at the end of January.
Brazil face Ecuador on January 27 and Paraguay on February 2, and Tite has included Real Madrid stars Rodrygo, Casemiro, Eder Militao, and Vinicius Junior in his plans.
“It’s the moment I’ve been waiting for,” Rodrygo said on video in Saudi Arabia upon hearing the news. “I’m sure I can grow a lot and help the team.
“Thanks to god and to Tite for the opportunity.”
Rodrygo has played three times for Brazil previously, twice in 2019 and once in 2020.
Real Madrid dilemma
?The games present Real Madrid with a problem though, as they clash with a potential Copa del Rey quarter-final on February 2. Los Blancos first have to book their place in the last eight of the domestic cup competition when they take on Elche on Wednesday, January 19.