I’m happy to help the team, says Jese Rodriguez

I’m happy to help the team, says Jese Rodriguez


Young Real Madrid striker Jese Rodriguez has said he is happy his goals are helping the team keep up with Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid in the race for the La Liga title.

The 20-year-old striker scored his third goal in as many games in the win over Getafe on Sunday, preserving Los Blancos’ unbeaten start to 2014. It was his eighth goal in total in a very productive first season in the main squad since being promoted from Real Madrid Castilla.

Speaking to journalists after the match, Jese said he feels he is in the form of his life right now, but he realises he still has a long way to go and much to learn from more experienced players in the Real squad.

“I am very happy about the goals I’m scoring, about helping the team and I have to go on like this. This might be the best moment for me so far, but I am not satisfied. I’m ambitious and I always want more,” he stated.

And he added: “I am dedicating myself to helping the team, making the best use of the game time the manager gives me. This is what I have to do, my job, and I am happy. The more goals I can score, the better, and I set myself a target of 10 goals this season, and that’s important, because at this club you never know if you’ll get a game, with the really big star players there are here. And I’m taking the fullest advantage. I have to carry on making it difficult for the manager to decide things.”

Jese’s performances have not gone unnoticed by Vicente del Bosque, who last week admitted he was thinking of taking the young star Brazil as part of the Spain World Cup squad.