Rafa’s rotation policy does not worry me – James Rodriquez

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Colombian international James Rodriquez

Colombian international James Rodriquez

Colombian international James Rodriquez has stated that he has not concerns about new manager Rafa Benitez’s rotation policy.

James was missing from Real Madrid’s starting line up for the opening day goalless goal away to newly promoted Sporting Gijon but returned to the side when they beat Real Betis 5-0 at the Bernabeu.

The midfielder joined Real from Monaco last season and said he is only focused on making up for a disappointed 2015 as the team finished without any silverware.

“I think Rafa is the one who makes the decisions,” he told AS.

“I have always been calm. I just need to train well and perform well when I have the chance.”

“I always want to win everything; everyone in Real Madrid is the same. That’s why I want to keep scoring and assisting.”

James also gave his verdict on Copa America semi-finalists Peru, whom Colombia face in a friendly in USA on Tuesday, and is wary of the quality within the opposition’s ranks.

“Peru have become strong in recent years,” the World Cup 2014 star told reporters.

“They were good at Copa America and I can expect the same from them on Tuesday.

“Colombia just need to do what we have always done. We need to be careful as they have very good players.”

Colombia crashed out of the Copa America at the quarter-final stage having been beaten on penalties by Argentina.

Jose Pekerman’s men are now preparing for next summer’s Copa America Centenario and begin World Cup 2018 qualifiers in October.

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