Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has urged his team mates to keep their good run of form going until the end of the season following their 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.
Goals from the Colombian and Cristiano Ronaldo handed Madrid the three points at the Vallecas Stadium on Wednesday evening, giving the team their second win on the bounce since the defeat to Barcelona in El Clasico.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men remain four points behind the Catalan outfit with eight games left, and James said the 10-time Champions League winners must keep their run going.
“We’ve put in two good games and we have to keep it up. To win you also have to come though difficult moments, but we got the victory and that’s the most important thing. I’m happy, because we won and we picked up all three points at a pretty difficult ground to go to. In the first half, they played with a lot of intensity. We knew that they would be a little tired later on and that they wouldn’t press to the same degree, and that was the case,” he told reporters.
He then went on to discuss the healthy competition for places in the squad, saying: “When there are good players we all have to be focused and on our mettle, it’s the coach who’s in charge. We have good players like Modric, Kroos and then Isco came on today and helped us a lot in the midfield. It was a stonewall penalty on Cristiano, but thankfully it didn’t have much of an influence.”