James focuses on recovery

Real Madrid Colombian suffered a knock against Sevilla

APO CABALLERO

Scoring a goal against Granada was a huge moment for James Rodriguez, especially after such a difficult summer, but the playmaker is now focused on his recovery as he takes full advantage of the international break.

Having picked up a minor knock in the victory over Sevilla on September 22, the Colombian has been playing through the pain barrier ever since.

Wednesday morning saw James work alone inside the training facility at Valdebebas, although there isn’t thought to be any cause for concern.

Having been freed from international duty, James is merely taking advantage of this opportune time to recover and ensure he is in perfect condition for the upcoming games against Eibar and the much-anticipated Clasico with Barcelona.

Zinedine Zidane can’t ignore James‘ hunger, which was on show in his brief cameo against Granada.

In the match against Real Mallorca after the break, a rested James may well be a starting option, especially as Casemiro and Toni Kroos will be struggling to be fit.

Everyone knows how difficult a summer it was for the 28-year-old, with few expecting him to remain at Real Madrid, and the reason he has been fighting so hard to work, irrespective of the physical pain he’s in, is to try and impress his coach.

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