Rodrygo scored the opening goal in the Madrid derby.
The Brazilian forward led the Real Madrid frontline due to the absence of injured Karim Benzema.
He scored the opening goal against Atletico de Madrid and reviewed his performance after the match.
“The derby is a special game. I’m really pleased I managed to score and could help the team win. The manager had faith in me. The thing that changed is that I began to score at the end of last season and I’ve got off to a good start and hope I can keep it going until the end,” he said.
He was chosen to replace Karim Benzema who is struggling with a muscular injury.
“It’s impossible to replace Karim, but I try and I’ve done quite well. It’s a new role for me because I don’t play the same way as Karim. I play differently and we’ve changed the way we play,” he explained.