“A man that can accomplish anything,” says Rodrygo, who admits he’s a “bit terrified” of Portugal because of Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence

Rodrygo, a Real Madrid and Brazil winger, has confessed that he hopes to avoid facing Portugal in the Qatar World Cup later this year because of the impact Cristiano Ronaldo can have on games.

In the 2021-22 season, the 21-year-old had a breakout season at the Bernabeu. In 49 appearances, he scored nine goals and gave ten assists, including two in injury time in the second leg of the thrilling Champions League semi-final against Manchester City.

The attacker has five Brazil caps and will be hoping to make Tite’s World Cup team this year. He will, however, face stiff competition for a position in the South American giants’ front three.

The five-time winners were placed in a group containing Serbia, Switzerland, and Cameroon, with a possible fixture against Portugal in the following round if they advance.

Rodrygo confesses that, while he believes his team is among the favorites, he is ‘a little worried’ of Ronaldo’s team, telling UOL Sport:

“I view Brazil as one of the favorites, regardless of whether we meet the other teams, play against them, or otherwise. I know France extremely well, but I’m terrified of Portugal. Isn’t there a man there (Cristiano Ronaldo) who can do anything? Caio, please assist me there. I can’t offer morality to the players in Argentina.”

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