Sao Paulo coach sends a venomous message to James Rodríguez: ‘He must improve’

Sao Paulo coach sends a venomous message to James Rodríguez: ‘He must improve’
Sao Paulo coach sends a venomous message to James Rodríguez: ‘He must improve’

There are new demands with the change of command in the Sao Paulo, Brazil and James Rodriguez He will have to get his act together if he wants to earn a place in the starting eleven of the team led by coach Luis Zubeldía.

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James returned to the playing fields this Monday after overcoming a grade one muscle injury, which forced him to stop and miss two games of the season. Brazilian and one of the Libertadores Cup. The Cucuteño played five minutes with Sao Paulo in the goalless draw against Palmeiras in Morumbí.

Luis Zubeldia, new coach of Sao Paulo.

Photo:Rubens Chiri / saopaulofc

However, not everything is joy for the Colombian, after listening to the words of the coach, who was consulted at the press conference about the few minutes that one of the club’s stars had; without any detour, Zubeldia demanded an improvement from the player.

“He has to improve and gain physical condition, rhythm of play. If I don’t put it in, it’s because I think other options are better for the team and that’s why I’m here,” said the Argentine coach.

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But the joke did not stop there and he explained that James Rodriguez He must improve to have more minutes. “He trained four sessions with me and we consider that the way to reach the best level is by participating in the games. How many minutes? Don’t know. As I always say, the team comes first.”

James Rodriguez.

Photo:AFP

The captain of the Colombian National Team had very little participation in the few minutes he played, he showed the desire to participate in his team’s game, he asked for the ball, tried to create options, but he could not be decisive against Palemiras and received a rating of 6.5 points SofaScore.

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“Today I felt that by putting it in I was able to find a pass in the final third and that’s why it went in,” he explained. Luis Zubeldia on the income of James Rodriguez, who must earn the trust of a more demanding coach compared to Thiago Carpini who was fired a few weeks ago.

The left-hander could have more minutes this Thursday in the match between Sao Paulo and Águia de Marabá for the third round of the Brazilian Cup. That would be a good scenario to add stripes to the legs and regain the rhythm.

James Rodríguez, in Copa Libertadores.

Photo:AFP

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