James Rodriguez is not regretting his time at Everton football club as he said the coach of the club, Carlo Ancelotti knows how he likes to play. According to the Colombian attacking midfielder, he and the Italian coach are enjoying a son and father relationship.
James Rodriguez decided to leave Real Madrid to join the Everton football club when he couldn’t establish himself at the Spanish La Liga club and the club failed to extend his contract. He sealed a free transfer deal with Everton on September 7, 2020, after spending two seasons on loan at German Bundesliga side Bayern Munich.
Since he arrived at Everton, the 29-year-old Colombian attacking midfielder has been enjoying his game under Ancelotti. He has been instrumental in the club’s good run in the Premier League this season.
So far this season, James Rodriguez has been able to make 18 Premier League appearances in which he scored 5 goals and provided 4 assists. He has played a total number of 21 games in all competitions in which he scored 5 goals and provided 8 assists.
His form has helped Everton to remain at the 8th spot with 46 points in 28 games. The club is 5 points away from 4th placed Chelsea despite having a game in hand.
In the absence of James Rodriguez in Everton’s squad in their last 5 games due to a calf injury, the club recorded three defeats in their last 5 games. The club was knocked out of the FA Cup quarter-final by Manchester City on March 20, 2021.
Rodriguez is expected to be available for the Merseyside club on April 5 when Crystal Palace visit Goodison Park for the club’s 29th Premier League game of the season.
Ahead of the game, James Rodriguez told Everton’s official website that there is more to come from him and said he wants the club to continue to play good football.
“I’m reasonably happy with how I am playing. I think there’s more to come and I can hit some better form but when I’ve performed well, it’s had a positive effect on the team,” he said.
“And that’s what I want: for the team to play good football and perform at a high standard.
“I’ve come to a good club, a club that wants to achieve big things. I’m with a manager [Carlo Ancelotti] who knows exactly what I’m like. I get on fantastically well with him, just like a father and son
“Many of my hopes and dreams have come to fruition, but when you fulfill your dreams, you want to achieve even more, so here we are, now, taking things step by step.
“Firstly, we need to be fighting it out around the top of the league. The past two games [defeats to Burnley and Chelsea] haven’t been as good as we would have liked but that’s the Premier League.
“Every game is like a final, a battle, but that’s what we’re here for and you have to make sure you’re in good shape and strong mentally and prepared for everything, as it’s going to be tough.”
Acá estamos otra vez ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/diXrmUIVJa— James Rodríguez (@jamesdrodriguez) March 25, 2021