Real Madrid star admits he hates new position Carlo Ancelotti is fielding him

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Rodrygo joined Madrid for £38.5m (€45m) back in 2019, as a highly-rated teenager from Brazil.

The 22-year-old has now become an integral part of the Real Madrid team, and is already fulfilling his potential.

Last season, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr and Karim Benzema formed a formidable trio.

However, following Benzema’s departure to the Saudi Pro League, Carlo Ancelotti decided to switch to a 4-4-2 formation.

Rodrygo has managed just one goal all season, which came back in mid-August against Athletic Club.

Rodrygo has gone ten games without scoring a goal, as he seems to be struggling in his new role.

The young Brazilian has admitted that he doesn’t like his new role as a striker.

Speaking while on international duty, Rodrygo said: “I have always made clear that I have the ability to play on the wing, I don’t like playing as a number nine, but in Madrid I have to.

“For Brazil, I have more freedom to move.”