Carlo Ancelotti, Toffees boss, asserts to observe similarities between the Colombian playmaker and the Brazil legend Ronaldo
Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez has started his time in England with brilliant records, three goals and four assists through seven appearances. The 29-year-old has only sprinted seven times during the first four games, but he has got more assists and goals than he did sprints. Carlo Ancelotti praised James’ and compared his performance with the iconic Brazilian striker. “When I signed James this summer, everyone was worried about his physical state and to see how he’d cope with the intensity of the Premier League.” Ancelotti said.
Remembering his working time with Ronaldo at AC Milan, Ancelotti insisted “Before the first game, I told him: ‘You know I can’t play you. You need to lose weight’. He replied ‘What do you want me to do on the pitch? Score or run? If it’s to run, put me on the bench, if it’s to score, play me!’. “I played him. He didn’t run, but he scored two goals. For James, it’s the same thing.” Ancelotti pointed out that the main question is what you expect a player to do on the pitch.