The Everton playmaker debuted with his new team this month, through which he has been one of their top performers.
James Rodriguez quality helped transform Everton’s game
James Rodriguez is nominated for September’s Player of the Month award in the Premier League. The Everton playmaker debuted with his new team this month, through which he has been one of their top performers. James has scored one goal and recorded one assist in three Premier League games so far this season. The Colombia international’s aura and quality helped transform Everton’s play. “I came here to try to improve. To get better, and to help the team win, play good football – entertaining football. I am convinced that with Carlo and his technical staff we can achieve great results. And one of the main reasons I signed was the presence of Carlo Ancelotti.
“I enjoyed some great times with him in the past at two different clubs. It was a huge reason to come here. Everton are currently sitting joint-first in the Premier League table and Liverpool and Leicester City, with three wins out of three games. To win the Player of the Month award, James will have to compete with team-mate Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has scored five times this season. Also including Patrick Bamford, Timothy Castagne, Jamie Vardy, Sadio Mane, Tariq Lamptey, and Harry Kane: The nomination is a significant achievement for James, who struggled to find space in the Real Madrid team last season under Zinedine Zidane. But life has changed for James since he left Los Blancos over the summer. He managed to earn a nomination for the Premier League Player of the Month in September from being ostracized under Zidane.