Why James Rodriguez has lashed out at the media?
Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has lashed out at the media, for making misleading claim about his personal life, following Los Blancos 1-1 draw with Real Betis on Sunday.
The Colombian international made his first start under Zinedine Zidane, and contributed to only goal for the visitors, when he set up Karim Benzema.
There were reports that Real Madrid head coach are concerned about the personal life of James Rodriguez, and there is ongoing rift between the pair.
James Rodriguez has lashed out at the media
It was claimed by the Spanish media that Zinedine Zidane has grown frustrated with the attitude of the player, and Real Madrid are ready to offload him this month.
It’s a big shame what people are saying about me,” he said.
“People close to me know how I act. I always try to take care of myself.
“I’m a great professional. What’s been said about me, that I go out a lot at night, isn’t true.
“It really annoys me when people doubt me and say I’m fat.
“[On his police chase], I wasn’t going as fast as everyone thought.
“[On why he couldn’t hear the sirens], I was playing my music loud.
“I’m not stupid. If I had seen them then I would’ve pulled over.
“I apologise [for what happened], but people make mistakes.
“The coaching change has been good for the team.
“They’re part of football and everyone’s aware they can happen.
“Some come and others go, but change has been good.
“Some have more feeling with a Coach than another.
“[On his reported disagreement with Zinedine Zidane against Sporting Gijon], I didn’t know I had to keep warming up.
“Zidane is the boss, I have good relationship with him and we’ve talked a lot.
“We must be calm and pick up the pace.”