Real Madrid – La Liga Jose Rodriguez spoke to MARCA
A game between Alcoyano and Real Madrid is special, but it matters more to Jose Rodriguez than to anyone else.
Now 26 and playing with Maccabi Haifa, Rodriguez debuted for Real Madrid in that very fixture as a 17-year-old in the 2012/13 season under Jose Mourinho.
The youngster played the second half and scored Los Blancos’ third goal on the day, becoming one of the most famous youngsters at the club at that time, and one who was adored by Mourinho.
Eight years on and ahead of Alcoyano against Real Madrid, MARCA caught up with Rodriguez.
Yes, I’ve said it a lot of times before. It was the most important time of my career and the best of my life, without a doubt.
It was a kind of crush between us, I don’t know how else to describe it. It was a very special feeling. He helped me a lot.
I went into the game not thinking that I would play or score. I remember that it wasn’t just the goal, but I played a good game as well. I had my time in the first team and I took advantage of it. Scoring a goal makes the debut of a 17-year-old boy, but it wasn’t only the goal.