It's impossible to replace Benzema - Rodrygo

Mon 19 September 2022 | 8:35

Despite his excellent performance in recent weeks, the Brazilian star believes that he cannot replace Benzema.

Real Madrid

Brazilian star 


, claimed that it is impossible to replace

Karim Benzema

, but he will do his best to fill his vacancy during the French star's absence due to injury.

Last night, Real Madrid faced Atlético Madrid in Wanda Metropolitano and was able to win with the goals of Rodrygo and Federico Valverde against the single goal of Mario Hermoso. With the victory in the Madrid derby, Ancelotti's team managed to maintain the record of 100% victory in this season's competitions and entered the international break at the top of the table. The Brazilian star was able to score the first goal on the exceptional pass of Aurelien Tchouameni, so that Real Madrid continued their good run even in the absence of Benzema. Rodrygo, who had a direct impact on 5 goals in his last 4 games in La Liga, claimed that it is impossible to replace Karim Benzema.

He said:

"I've always had confidence, but last season I scored more goals at the end [of the campaign] and now I have scored them at the beginning as well.

"I'm coming off a very good season and I want to continue like this, because I [can get] even better.

"It's impossible to replace Benzema, but I try and I think I'm doing well. I have to say that I do things differently to him, we have changed the style of play."

After the seasons of 1961-62 and 1968-69, this is the first time that Real Madrid have won their first nine games. Rodrygo added: 

"We are very happy. We started the season at 100 per cent, winning everything. We are going into the break wanting to rest, play with our national teams and come back better."

Rodrygo's compatriot Vinicius is under a lot of pressure for his celebration after goals in recent weeks. He has been criticized many times that his dancing after scoring is an insult to the opponent's fans, and recently he has also been subjected to racist insults. However, after Rodrygo's goal in last night's match, he and Vinicius started dancing, which was met with a strong reaction from Atletico fans.

He added: 

"It's a pleasure to play with him, something very special, without a doubt."

source: SportMob

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