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Premier League forward names Real Madrid duo as the best he has played with

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Brighton and Hove Albion forward Joao Pedro has said that the Real Madrid pair of Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo are the best players he has ever shared the field with.

Now, it is to be noted that while Pedro began his playing career with Fluminense, Vinicius, and Rodrygo appeared on the big stage with Flamengo and Santos respectively. This means the three forwards have never shared the field while on club duties. 

The trio had come together during Pedro’s first international call in November when Brazil took on Colombia for the 2026 World Cup Qualifying match. Interestingly enough, Vinicius and Rodrygo lined up together up front, but the former had to be taken off following an injury setback in as early as the 27th minute.

Pedro was sent to replace the injured forward and while Brazil were in a 1-0 lead at the time, they lost 1-2 following Luis Diaz’s four-minute brace towards the end. This was the only instance the three came together.

Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo have 22 goals between them this season. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

However, given the fact that Pedro got to work closely with the Real Madrid forwards in training, he was left awestruck by their quality so much so that he has branded the two as the best in the world.

“Best player I have played with? I have two. Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo. They are so good, the way they move so fast and the quality that they have [is amazing],” said the Brighton forward (h/t Madrid Xtra).

Interestingly enough, both Vinicius and Rodrygo have had their fair share of problems this season. The former has struggled with injuries, leading him to miss several matches while the latter had an extremely slow start to the season.

Despite these issues, Vinicius has managed ten goals and four assists while Rodrygo has scored 12 goals and seven assists.

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‘Me and Zizou…’ – Toni Kroos teases iconic team-up for Real Madrid Legends team

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has said that during a recent training session, he bumped into Raul, a former striker and current Castilla manager, who confessed to him that he did not like his decision to retire from the game.

The midfielder added that he would now be interested in playing the Legends match where the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and Raul participate. 

The veteran admitted that playing alongside these legends one day would be quite exciting.

“When I left the training yesterday, Raul was outside. He told me that he did not like the decision at first but found something positive because now I’m definitely playing this legends game with him,” said Kroos on his podcast

“He said I had to be there. Me and Zizou playing behind him, Figo on the right, and RC3 (Roberto Carlos) at the back. That could be funny,” he added.

Life after Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos would love to play with Zinedine Zidane. (Photo credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

During the early hours of Tuesday, May 21, Kroos announced that he would retire from professional football after the upcoming European Championship in his home country.

As a result, Real Madrid now have to work on an alternate strategy to plan life beyond Kroos. As suggested before, the Los Blancos are of the idea that at present, there is no one in the market who can fill the void.

On the other hand, though, Dani Ceballos’ chances of staying have now increased. At the same time, there are reports that Joshua Kimmich is being monitored, but nothing seems concrete yet.

For now, Real Madrid are largely expected to rely on the current roster as the likes of Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde and even Jude Bellingham are more than capable of occupying Kroos’ position.

If even that does not work out, the team from the Spanish capital can look into the youth system to rope in a capable alternative.

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