Real Madrid teenager Rodrigo talked about people's expectations of him in an interview. He said: "I don't want to be the new Neymar, I want to be Rodrigo."
Rodrigo said in an interview: "Since I started my career in Santos, they have regarded me as'New Neymar' or Robinho, and this burden has always followed me."
"I have always said that I want to be Rodrigo and tell my own story. Robinho and Neymar are both great icons of Santos. But I have just started, and I think there is only one Neymar."
"I always felt that I was burdened, but I just wanted to be Rodrigo."
"I think it is very important to have a good level. We all know that we have good players."
"It's very important that when it's my turn to go on stage, I have to perform well and do what Teeter demands of me during training and before each game."
"The important thing is that I have to have a stable performance to continue to be called by the national team."