East 27 January, James Rodríguez showed why he is in one of his best moments with Everton of England. The Colombian put the advantage 1-0 for his team that faces Leicester City Football Club, for the Premier League.
In the minute 38, the cucuteño shot at the left post of the rival goalkeeper from the edge of the area , with his right leg, which made the ball settle against the far post.
The shot was of such quality that the Leicester goalkeeper failed to launch himself, as the shot was at mid-height and encompassed. James had not scored a goal since November 3, 2020, when he scored a double in victory 4 -2 against Brighton, on Matchday 4.
Claudio Ranieri praised James Rodríguez
James Rodríguez arrived at Everton to enjoy continuity, as has happened so far this season, and began to dazzle with his talent, taking the praise of Carlo Ancelotti, his teammates, the fans, the press specialized and old acquaintances. In this last group is the coach Claudio Ranieri , who had the opportunity to direct him in Monaco and praised the performance of the Colombian player with the ‘ toffee ‘.
“James has launched into this new adventure in England football with great enthusiasm and is expressing himself on the pitch. He is intelligent, a top-level player who shows that he can quickly find solutions to adapt to a different context than the one he is used to, ”said the experienced helmsman in dialogue with the official Liverpool team media.
The Italian exalted the virtues of the game of the Cucuteño midfielder; He indicated that two of the most important are his incredible technique and that he manages to create problems for the opponent with his talent and his movements. “When he plays between the lines, he adds an element that makes him unpredictable, he moves and can play the pass that the defender least expects . He has a good shot, bursts into the area and his free kicks are another of his dangerous weapons, “he said.
The current coach of the Sampdoria said that the bond that unites Rodríguez with Ancelotti is so strong that they will be able to achieve important things, as they did in the past, in football Spanish and German. “He has a strong connection with Carlo, who brought out the best in him at Real Madrid and at Bayern Munich. It is difficult to jump into making predictions, but this duo have achieved wonderful things and there is no reason to think that they will not do it with Everton, “he said.
Ranieri recalled the passage of the ten of the ‘tricolor’ by Monaco, where he had the opportunity to direct it, in the season 2013 – 2014, and confessed that the The ‘coffee’ player surprised him with his quality. “The James I met was young, but we saw that he had all the attributes of an exceptional footballer. Our eyes did not deceive us, because he played almost every game and we finished in second position with a recently promoted team and with him as one of the best, ”he said.
After passing through the French league , the left-hander delighted the world with his strokes of the ball and his goals, in the Brazil World Cup 2014 , where he scored six goals and was the figure of the Colombian team that reached the quarterfinals of the contest. From there, he made the leap to the powerful ‘merengue’ club, had an outstanding first season and, then, the ups and downs and lack of continuity in the team appeared; had the same fate at Bayern, between 2017 and 2019, and in his second visit to Madrid.
In the current season, James Rodríguez registers 14 presences with Everton, in his first year in England, and has been a figure, especially in the local league, where the team has a harvest of 32 points, eight less than the leader Manchester United , but with two games pending.
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