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James Rodriguez: I can hit better form

Sun 28 March 2021 | 16:04

Everton playmaker is set to come back from his calf injury next week.

James Rodriguez

has missed

Everton

’s last five matches due to injury. However, he has begun individual training during the international break and there is a possibility that he would be available for the Toffees' match against

Crystal Palace

on April 5. The 29-year-old has been a key player for Everton in their current campaign as they sit eighth in the Premier League with 46 points from their 28 matches.

"I'm reasonably happy with how I am playing. I think there's more to come and I can hit some better form but when I've performed well, it's had a positive effect on the team,"

he told the

club's website

.

"And that's what I want: for the team to play good football and perform at a high standard.

"I've come to a good club, a club that wants to achieve big things. I'm with a manager [Carlo Ancelotti] who knows exactly what I'm like. I get on fantastically well with him, just like a father and son."

The former

Real Madrid

player has managed to score 5 goals and provide 4 assists in his 18 league appearances for

Carlo Ancelotti

’s side.

"Many of my hopes and dreams have come to fruition, but when you fulfil your dreams, you want to achieve even more, so here we are, now, taking things step by step.

"Firstly, we need to be fighting it out around the top of the league. The past two games [defeats to Burnley and Chelsea] haven't been as good as we would have liked but that's the Premier League.

"Every game is like a final, a battle, but that's what we're here for and you have to make sure you're in good shape and strong mentally and prepared for everything, as it's going to be tough."

After their upcoming match against the Eagles, Everton will prepare themselves to meet

Brighton

on April 12.


source: SportMob