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Real Madrid starlet Rodrygo has revealed he calls Luka Modric 'Dad' while the Croatian calls him 'Son' - as he is just one year younger as his actual father.
Rodrygo joined 'Los Blancos' from Santos last summer and he is mooted to be a key part of Madrid's future.
He discussed the relationship he has with his older teammates in a Twitter Q&A recently and he explained exactly what Modric told him about respect.
"When he found out that my father was 35-years-old, he didn't believe it," the 19-year-old begun.
"He then told me I should respect him as he was old enough to be my father.
"Since then he always calls me son and I call him dad."
Modric couldn't believe Rodrygo's dad is 35 :joy: pic.twitter.com/kjeZTkkiO1
- B/R Football (@brfootball) July 25, 2020
Modric is one of Madrid's most experienced players and has been with the club since 2012.
He was heavily criticised when he arrived from Tottenham Hotspur and was even voted the league's worst signing in his debut campaign.
However, he's gone on to become one of the world's best midfielders and even won the Ballon d'Or in 2018.
Rodrygo also discussed a teammate that he is desperate to emulate - Eden Hazard.
Hazard arrived from Chelsea in a £103 million deal last summer and was expected to be a key part of Zinedine Zidane's side this season.
But the 29-year-old has been blighted by injury problems since arriving in Spain and he scored just one goal in La Liga this season.
Despite this, Rodrygo was still full of praise for Hazard and stated he is one of his idols.
"Playing with him is a dream," Rodrygo continued.
"He is one of my idols.
"Hazard is so good and it's an honour to play with him."
Zidane has put faith in Rodrygo this season and he featured in 19 of Madrid's games as they won their 34th domestic title.
His 19 appearances mean he featured more than experienced counterpart Gareth Bale, with the Welshman making 16 appearances.
Bale's time in Spain has been the subject of much debate in recent weeks and teammate Toni Kroos thinks the situation is 'unsatisfying for everyone.'
"There's no getting around that the situation is unsatisfying for everyone," the German told Lauschangriff per Goal.
"He certainly wasn't brought in to play as little as he does now.
"I believe that he wanted to leave last summer in principle and that the club signalled a yes at first and then not again. I don't know if he's still a bit mad about that. It's a difficult subject."
Featured Image Credit: PA Images & Rodrygo/Twitter
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