Real Madrid's Rodrygo wants World Cup glory with Brazil
Winger Rodrygo, currently at the Bernabéu, says his main goal for 2022 is to help Brazil claim a sixth World Cup crown in Qatar later this year.
Rodrygo has his sights set on World Cup glory with Brazil later this year following his call-up to the squad.
The Real Madrid winger has been selected by Tite for his nation's qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay this week.
The Seleçao, who sit top of the CONMEBOL qualifying table, are already guaranteed a place in Qatar having collected 35 points from their opening 13 matches.
Rodrygo has three senior caps to his name and knows the upcoming games present an opportunity for him to stake his claim to appear at the finals, and helping Brazil claim a sixth World Cup triumph – and first since 2002 – tops his priority list for this calendar year.
"It is very important for me to be [back in the] Brazil [squad]," he said to 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].
"[If I had to choose a title to win in 2022, I'd say] the World Cup."
Super sub Rodrygo for Real Madrid
Rodrygo has made 17 appearances for Madrid in LaLiga this season, with 11 of those coming as a substitute – the same as Luka Jovic – with none of his team-mates appearing from the bench more often.
The 21-year-old has attempted 16 dribbles in Europe's premier competition this term, with Vinicius Junior (36) the only Los Blancos player to top that.
Rodrygo will hope to be involved again as Carlo Ancelotti's side face Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16, and he is excited by the prospect of lining up against one of his compatriots.
"This game could have come a bit later [in the competition]," he added.
"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."