Colombia manager Jose Pekerman, has expressed his disbelief at the fact that James Rodriguez doesn’t get enough playing time in Real Madrid.
While Real Madrid had a great season with two trophies (Champions League and La Liga), it wasn’t a season to remember for James Rodriguez who barely featured for the team.
James Rodriguez could only manage 20 starts all season as he wasn’t given priority in the team by coach Zinedine Zidane and wasn’t even on the team’s list for the game against the Italian champions, Juventus. in the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff.
Although he has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United, Arsenal, Inter Milan and Chelsea. Peterman has stated that he would like the issue to be resolved soon.
“It’s really surprising that a player of his calibre doesn’t get enough playing time,” He said during a press conference ahead of Colombia’s friendly against Cameroon in Spain.
“The game time that he gets is very important as well as his performance for both club and country.”
“I know the situation will get better very soon” he added.
“It is better that he keeps on playing so he can be in the best state for the national team and for himself.”
“He is a committed player and had a great attitude at all times. His ability is and has never been a doubt for us”
“I do not want to take the responsibility of telling him what to do, but he knows what is required to resolve his situation.”
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