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James gets closer to Zidane

There was no breakdown in James Rodriguez‘s relationship with Zinedine Zidane, despite the Colombian being left out of Real Madrid‘s squad for the game against Club Brugge.

The Frenchman explained to the former Bayern Munich playmaker that he wasn’t included in the squad list as a precaution, due to a discomfort he felt in the last training prior to the Champions League encounter.

Zidane has acknowledged James’ effort and commitment to the team and he communicated his satisfaction to the player.

The Colombian international knows that he will enjoy more playing time the over the course of the season, but understands that sometimes he will be asked to watch a game from the bench or the stands.

James is competing with Luka Modric, Isco, Brahim Diaz and Vinicius, among others, for a spot in the starting line-up and has already scored points with Zidane, who appreciates the player’s positive attitude.

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