James Rodriguez reiterates that he wants to play more but respects his manager’s decisions.


Real Madrid playmaker, James Rodriguez has urged his manager Zindene Zidane to give him more playing time at Real Madrid.

The Colombian has just completed one game and hasn’t featured in any of Los Blancos’ last five games. Rodriguez has been kept on fringes by Zidane ever since he took over at Madrid.


Real Madrid have been in great form so far this season topping the table and are still unbeaten in the La Liga.

Rodriguez let his frustration of lack of game time known in an integer with Spanish newspaper, Marca, he said, “I want to play more, but that isn’t my decision, since someone else is calling the shots. Zidane is the one in charge who makes the decisions, and I respect that,”

“Our relationship isn’t a bad one like everyone says, but is actually quite good and a very normal one for a coach with a player.”

Previously there have been various rumours that Zidane and Rodriguez have some friction between them and that the Colombian is looking for a move away from Santiago Bernabeu. But, time and again he has refused that there is any kind of rift between the player and the manager.

Also, his absence from Real Madrid’s starting XI is down to the rise of Marco Asensio and great forms of Mateo Kovacic and Lucas Vasquez, who have kept earned their places in Zidane’s starting XI. Also, Zidane is not playing the system that’d naturally suit the style of play of the 25 years old.

Although, the Colombian hasn’t publicly talked of his desire to leave the Champions League winners in order to get the much needed game time away from Santiago Bernabeu but if the situation doesn’t change he might consider leaving Real Madrid.

Real Madrid got their hands on James Rodriguez in a €80m move from AS Monaco after his great performances in the 2014 World Cup but the playmaker has failed to live up his price tag after a great first season and now has fallen miserably out of favour.


The Colombian is one of Europe’s most talented creative players and will draw suitors from every top club in Europe if Real Madrid choose to sell him or he himself chooses to move away from the record Champions League winners.

English clubs, Manchester United and Chelsea are one of the biggest admirers of the Colombian captain and would try to get him next summer if the situation doesn’t resolve at Madrid.

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