With LaLiga’s return approaching and five substitutes to be allowed, James could find a role in the plans of Zinedine Zidane, although he expected that he would be on the periphery and somehow from a place in the XI.

James is a real footballer

Gaizka Mendieta feels that Real Madrid have been more than satisfied with James Rodriguez, but the Colombian did not make the most of his opportunities. With LaLiga’s return approaching and five substitutes to be allowed, James could find a role in the plans of Zinedine Zidane, although he expected that he would be on the periphery and somehow from a place in the XI. “Rodriguez seems like a real footballer to me,” Mendieta told reporters. “I like to watch him, and I would like to see him on the field more, but because of injury and other reasons, he wasn’t. A club like Real Madrid can’t give the players advantages, but he’s had them given to him.”

Since football is supposed to return from the COVID-19 enforced break. Mendieta expects the sport to return to normal after some initial changes. “In the short term, it will influence,” he said. “But in the medium and long term, I think it will return to the same as before. We’ll get used to it, adapt to circumstances and people will return to the stadiums when it is safe, with the same passion. What is happening now will form us as a society because it teaches us our priorities in life.”