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Rodrygo: If I have to choose a trophy to win in 2022, I’d choose the World Cup

Rodrygo Goes has expressed his desire to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after being called up again by Tite for Brazil‘s qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay this week.

The Real Madrid forward is determined to convince the Selecao coach that he deserves a spot in the Brazil squad for the World Cup, with his national team having already mathematically progressed to the final stage of the competition.

“It is very important for me to be [back in the] Brazil [squad],” Rodrygo told TNT Brazil.

“It was a goal to return to [the] Brazil [squad]. I think these games can define things, and I hope to play and settle in the national team.

“All Brazilians want to be in Qatar. I’m going to work to try to be there. If I play well, I have a chance [to go].

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“[If I had to choose a title to win in 2022, I’d say] the World Cup.”

The Real Madrid youngster went on to discuss how Carlo Ancelotti has helped him improve this season.

“[Ancelotti] has been very important,” added Rodrygo.

“Ever since pre-season he has talked to me a lot. He has always helped me and I know I have to improve.

“I accept constructive criticism and he congratulates me if I do well. I know I will grow with him.

“I can improve in all aspects… Score more and more goals, give more assists.”

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Real Madrid will face Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League and Rodrygo believes that playing as a team will help Los Blancos qualify for the quarter-finals.

“This game could have come a bit later [in the competition],” noted Rodrygo.

“They have some of the best players in the world. We know it’s difficult, but it’s a collective effort that will give us the chance to go through.

“Playing against Neymar will be special. I hope Real Madrid win.”

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