Busting the narrative that James Rodriguez struggled in La Liga.
At Real Madrid, all i can say is he was:
Underused. Underrated. Genius nonetheless.
All I ask is for some respect for James Rodriguez, he is such a class player. Top talent. From time to time he has shown the world his incredible quality as a pure talented footballer.
Let's enjoy this gifted footballer.
Some PL fans and Messi FC are shamelessly feeding FT with the false narrative that James Rodriguez struggled to perform at the level in La Liga than he is doing at Premier League to fit their agenda and prop.
False narrative. Played in multiple leagues, shined in all.
Notice James' attacking contribution in his first three league season. These numbers are insane for a player who wasn't a regular starter for Zidane.
Second most creative player for Real Madrid behind only Kroos.
James Rodriguez was 4th highest goalscorer for Real Madrid in his four league seasons behind only BBC.
4th highest assists.
2nd most assists for a Real midfielder only behind Kroos.
All this when he when he participated in only 55% of total League games in the said period.
All four seasons
G+A per min': 98'
If you think he struggled in La Liga, then football isn't the right sport for you.
Only played for 419' minutes, his worst league szn in terms of play time since 2010 (948'minutes). A season to forget
Under Zidane, his gametime got massively reduced for some reason. Incredible stats nonetheless.
Injury issues. Zidane's arrival. Pretty impressive still 👍