After being constant reports claiming a breakdown in the James Rodriguez’s relationship with the former World Cup winner Zinedine Zidane since the France man appointment in January, as Zidane continues to leave him out of his plan and playing XI.


The Colombian international and the Real Madrid’s midfielder James Rodriguez has recently expressed his frustration of not getting the regular place in Zidane playing eleven.

As Rodriguez said in an interview with RCN,

"I want to play more,"

"But hey, there's someone [Zidane] who commands all and it is he who says who plays who does not play. 

"He takes decisions and he calls the shots. You have to respect all that."

The 25-year-old Colombian midfielder has completed his move from Monaco to Real Madrid in 2014 with a reported fee of €80 m but failed to gain a regular place in Zidane playing XI since the France man took the managing charge of Real Madrid in January 2016 and most importantly the Colombian playmaker James has made just four appearances in La Liga, where only two appearances were from the start,

Which made the whole football world to believe that James Rodriguez has a rocky relationship with Zidane, so on that James explained that his relationship with the coach has been wrongly characterized as abnormal,

As Rodriguez said,

“It is not how everyone says,"

"It is a relationship that is fit between a player and a coach.”

"I'm in a club where everyone wants to win and you are always needed to play well. It is the biggest [club] worldwide — that is Real Madrid." He concluded.