Rodrigo Sánchez Rodríguez, Rodri, is willing that this season 2021-22 that is about to officially start is the one of its definitive consolidation in First division with the Betis. After taking the leap with Pellegrini last year and integrate into the day-to-day life of the first green-and-white campus, that of Talayuela these days look not only for a team number but even the option to start The league next August 14 as a starter.
Rodri, one of the most outstanding in the preseason
For this, in addition to becoming one of the most outstanding players in the friendly preparation matches played to date by the Betis and one of the most used by his coach (starter before Winterthur, Wolverhampton Y Leeds, and with minutes before him Derby County), Rodri He wants to take advantage of the circumstances that surround several of the players who are direct competition for him for a position on the team.
The coaching staff is insisting a lot in this preparation phase with the man from Cáceres on the right wing, playing with a different leg and looking from there for a constant connection with footballers such as Channels, Fekir Y Borja Iglesias placeholder image, as well as diagonal movements towards the area to seek depth or to clear the lane for climbs of Sabaly. A position that in addition to Rodri other players aspire like Lainez, Joaquin, Rober or Ruibal.
‘Problems’ for your direct competition
For the Mexican it will be difficult to start the course with a place in the eleven considering that it will be together with Miranda one of the last to join the team. He is still disputing the Tokyo Games (your selection is in the semi-finals) and will not be available for Pellegrini until after the ‘stage’ of Marbella, a few days before the first league match (yes, despite not having had pre-season to use, he will come from competing, theoretically in good physical condition).
The captain, for his part, is starting his 22nd season as a professional at a slower pace than that of his teammates due to muscular discomfort that has dragged on since his stay at Swiss, at the beginning of July. Last week he was not even part of the expedition to England, so your startup contest is up in the air. While Ruibal, which would also be direct competition for Rodri, is standing out on the left side, beating the game Tello Y Juanmi, and leaving ‘free way’ to Rodri on the right, already Rober, fresh from a loan, is having a harder time getting in.
He already played 15 league games last year
Thus, with 21 years and a long sports history going through some of the best Spanish quarries (Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Spanish, Barcelona, Deportivo de la Coruña…), Rodri is facing the great opportunity to consolidate definitively in the highest category (he already played 15 games last season, five as a starter) and even to start the course in the visit to Majorca among the 11 chosen by Pellegrini.