Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez spoke briefly to Spanish television programe “El Chiringuito” at Real Madrid‘s training centre and revealed that he is almost fully fit after an injury to his calf which has hampered the opening of the 2019-20 campaign.
As a result of his injury, James did not join up with the Colombian national team for their matches against Brazil and Venezuela.
As reported by AS, while speaking to El Chiringuito on being asked about his ambitions for this campaign at Real Madrid, James said, “I really hope that this can be my season with Real Madrid.”
Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid have only won one of their opening three matches following back-to-back draws, leaving them four points adrift of leaders Atletico Madrid.
After returning to the Santiago Bernabeu last month, James admitted it was a “unique feeling” to be back. “Back at the Bernabeu after a long time,” James wrote on Twitter after a 1-1 draw with Real Valladolid.
He further stated, “It was a unique feeling. Thanks to the fans for the support. We will continue to work in order to improve.”
Zidane too praised James after that match, with the 28-year-old managing to impress despite a lingering injury. “James played a good match, he left the pitch because he was a little hurt and we prefer to not take risks. But he did a good job, especially in the first half.” Zidane told reporters.