Benitez called on James Rodriguez to show his commitment to the club
Everton’s boss Benitez has urged Rodriguez to be committed to the club if he wants a spot on the team.
A little about the topic
James Rodriguez, 30, has been involved with the move since Rafael Benitez took over Toffees after previous coach Ancelotti left during the summer. The Colombian International has not played in the Premier League this season and has suggested on his channel that he is looking for a transfer.
What did Benitez say about James Rodriguez?
Rafael believes that the attacking midfielder has something to add to Everton if he does stay for the rest of the season. The Spaniard said at a press conference that he saw what happened at the end of the season, what happened this season with some comments on social media.
It wasn’t easy because James Rodriguez was available in the transfer window. Now that they’ve just opened a Middle East window, it’s not easy. Rafael Benitez thinks Rodriguez realized that he has to improve in many things. James has to focus, he has to show his commitment. That’s what James Rodriguez is trying to do, and it’s good for them.
If James stays with them, it is good news for them, because he can give them something more. they don’t doubt the quality, they need to make sure they have players playing for 90 minutes at the intensity they are looking for. Each player has his own characteristics, and some games where he can be a difference.
If Rodriguez stays with them, they need to find the right games for him, and he needs to show his commitment and his desire. This is what his teammates, fans and staff have been waiting for. If Rodriguez can do it, he can contribute to the team.
Rafael Benitez added that he trains with the team. Obviously they were talking about his future and they had some clubs interested. James Rodriguez is still here, training with the rest of his teammates. Match fitness means he has to play games and he has to play games in a row. At the moment Benitez thinks he is a little behind the others.
According to Benitez, the team is doing well, the players understand what they want to do. James must understand this. Then they should try to bring the best from each player, in which case he should adapt to the team and they will try to get the best from everyone.