James Rodriguez has said he enjoyed a dream comeback to the first team in the win over Granada on Sunday that was topped off by the fans chanting his name.
The Colombian has spent the last two months out with a broken toe but made a return as Los Blancos won 9-1 over the Andalucians. It was the first time Real had scored nine goals in a league match in 48 years, with Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing five of them.
Speaking after the game, Rodriguez, who has enjoyed an impressive first season at the Santiago Bernabeu since his arrival from Monaco in the summer, said: “It’s been 60 days out but my foot didn’t prevent me from doing physical work, and that was noticeable. Being at the Bernabéu and everyone chanting my name is a dream come true. It’s something really nice and I hope I can keep on helping and working so that the team can get positive results.”
He added: “I’m happy to have helped, and what’s important is that we won. We have to carry on in this vein. It was a big scoreline, but I think it was fair. Everyone played well today and we know that Cristiano always scores goals. We’re happy for him too.”