James Rodriguez isn’t the kind of creative player you’d expect to see coming out of South America. His skill and creativity are paramount to his play and but the manner he performs in is very different, a lot more effort into the end product and a lot less going into the flair of his game.
Much was expected of James Rodriguez when he arrived at Real Madrid with an €80 m price tag last summer. Having made a huge impression playing for his country at the World Cup, the Colombian was under pressure to hit the ground running in Spain. He also had the unenviable task of filling the void