The connection between skilled soccer gamers and journalists can typically be a fractious one.
Though every helps the opposite in sure elements, when issues flip bitter, the sparks typically fly.
That’s actually the case as regards to outgoing Actual Madrid star, James Rodriguez.
The Colombian has endured a torrid time on the Santiago Bernabeu, and though issues regarded up for the shortest of durations as soon as he’d returned from a season-long loan at Bayern Munich, there is no such thing as a doubt that his future is now away from the Spanish capital.
Lack of kind might be blamed, however one journalist, Ivan Mejia, has referred to as out the participant’s angle in the direction of managers as being the foremost cause why he’ll discover himself plying his commerce elsewhere in 2020/21.
Chatting with Corillo de Mao, Mejia didn’t maintain again.
“James is a spoiled little boy,” he stated. “He did not need to be a footballer or to succeed.
“Sadly he thought he was the primary determine, however at Actual Madrid that was Cristiano Ronaldo.
“He stopped being a footballer and started to be a figurine. He was by no means knowledgeable as a result of he thought he owned the group.
“He fought with [Rafael] Benitez, he fought with [Claudio] Ranieri at Monaco… he does not like anybody.
“It is due to him, do not blame the coaches. It isn’t Zidane’s fault, the membership advised him that he has to have the participant, however he caught him a number of instances talking badly.
“If [Carlos] Queiroz has eliminated James from the Colombia group it is as a result of he cannot stand him [the player] talking ailing of him.”
Mejia’s outburst actually places a special spin on why James hasn’t been getting a glance in in the course of the present season, even when it’s been apparent that he was one of the best participant for a selected position.
A not insignificant weekly wage off of the books would enable Florentino Perez to dip into the switch market once more, however whether or not the president will get entangled in making certain that any new participant has the proper character as a lot as the power is a moot level.
Signed as a result of he was top-of-the-line gamers on the 2014 World Cup, the Colombian initially justified his price, and have become an integral a part of the squad.
Nevertheless, issues quickly took a flip for the worst, and now we are able to extra absolutely perceive the the explanation why.
There’s little doubt that James stays a superb participant, however he hasn’t been capable of showcase the total vary of his abilities during the last 12 months due to his relationship with Zidane.
There’s solely ever one winner in that argument and if the participant thought he might simply stroll in and be the kingpin, then he’s had a swift actuality test.
Life actually does come at you arduous in sure eventualities, and James would do properly to only get his head down now and show to everybody that’s he’s nonetheless he deadly attacking midfielder that Actual believed they had been shopping for a number of years in the past.