Rodrygo Goes, a figure of the Brazilian team who will surely line up as a starter next Tuesday against Argentina, on the sixth day of the South American Qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, stated this Saturday that, due to the absence of Neymar and Vinicius Junior on both sides, injuries, he knows that more will be demanded of him in the Brazilian team.
“I think they are going to expect more from me,” the Real Madrid player declared at a press conference, who regretted the injury suffered by his teammate on the merengue team, which adds to that of Neymar.
“We are sad for Vini, my national team and club teammate,” he said in reference to the serious injury suffered by his partner in the Brazilian attack and in Real Madrid, who will have to remain off the playing field for between eight and ten weeks. a rupture of the biceps femoris of the left leg.
Rodrygo acknowledged that Brazil, after last Thursday’s 1-2 defeat in its visit to Colombia and in fifth place in the World Cup Qualifiers, with only seven points in five games, will come under pressure against Argentina, which leads the classification with twelve units.
However, he clarified that this classic of South American and world football “is always a difficult and unpredictable match,” in which respect between both teams prevails.
“I think they are going to respect us, just as we are going to respect them,” as it will be a match with “many dangerous players on the field,” declared Rodrygo, who among the Argentines especially praised Lionel Messi.
“There is no way to deny it. “He is one of the best players in the history of football and we will have to be very careful with him,” he indicated.