They trusted me when nobody did- James grateful for his Everton chance

Sat 07 November 2020 | 13:34

The Colombian midfielder has spoken about his commitment to Everton and working with Carlo Ancelotti.

James Rodriguez



with a £22 million transfer from

Real Madrid

at the start of the season. The Colombian midfielder had spent six years at Santiago Bernabeu in which he managed to score 37 goals in 125 appearances for the Spanish club. After returning from a load deal with Bayern in 2019, James only featured in 14 games in Zidane’s last season campaign and decided to leave the club in order to get enough game time. His former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti transferred James to Everton at the start of the season and has so far managed to revive his best form. The Colombian has scored three goals and provided three more for Everton in his six games for the club as they are currently in the fourth position of the table. In a recent interview with BT Sport, the 29-year-old has spoken about his career choices and his future at Everton.

“Both [Everton and Ancelotti] trusted me when nobody did, I’ll forever be grateful to the club and to Carlo. That’s why I try to show my best in every game, that’s why I try to play at my highest level. This is what I want to do for the club.

“He’s a very easy-going person, knows how to treat players and how to get the most out of us. That’s why he worked along with all those great clubs, and now, with this new project, we expect him to do his best to achieve extraordinary things.

 “I think we’ve got what we need to be there next year.

“For qualifying, we need willingness to play, we have to be hungry to succeed in every game. I believe all players need to have that same feeling. We need to follow the same path.

“Carlo Ancelotti is a king in terms of European football.”

Everton will play against


in their next Premier League clash on Saturday.


source: SportMob