Manchester City fans were impressed with Rodri as he made his competitive debut in the Community Shield clash with Liverpool at Wembley on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s side won on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the national stadium, with Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus all scoring from the spot.
Georginio Wijnaldum’s miss from the spot proved decisive and, while Rodri did not take a penalty, City fans had their appetites whetted by the midfielder’s showing across the 90 minutes.
Indeed, the Spaniard became the club’s record signing in July, joining in a reported £62.8m deal from La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.
He signed a five-year deal after making a total of 47 appearances for Atleti.
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Per WhoScored, Rodri had 73 touches of the ball and had a pass success rate of 92% from 62 passes.
And fans are liking what they have seen of the midfielder so far.
Take a look at the best of the reaction below!
Loving Rodri, immense!
— Blue Tone – MCFC (@MCFCTone) August 4, 2019
Thought Rodri was class today, it’s hard to forget he’s only 23 with the way he handles himself on and off the pitch. Calm and composed on the ball and dominated the midfield at times. Big future ahead. pic.twitter.com/nD6dTgFRDv
— MCFC (@CitySection) August 4, 2019
Rodri looked decent today, great signing.
— Jed (@Jed_MCFC) August 4, 2019
Rodri was the best man city players …he's so calm confidence with the ball doesn't loose possession , sweetest and chicky short passes …I just love this guy really patience pays
— Cassy Odera (@OderaCassy) August 4, 2019
Already in love with Rodri
— Virginia Blues (@VA_Blues) August 4, 2019
well played, Rodri ?
— tweet (@VickyChand_) August 4, 2019
— MCFC Cal H (@MCFCCal07) August 4, 2019
Best defensive midfielder in the league!
— Iddin (@khairyizuddin) August 4, 2019