Real Madrid star James Rodriguez has said the players must learn from this season and improve next term if they are to be successful in their search for major honours.
Los Blancos concluded their season with a 7-3 victory over Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu, but the feeling around the squad is one of frustration and ending the campaign with no trophies, particularly after that incredible 22-game winning run in the autumn.
Asked to reflect on his thoughts after his first season at the club, the Colombian said he was happy but knows he can improve. He added the team was hampered in the winter by a number of injuries to high profile players.
I’m happy with my first year. I wanted trophies too and we were close in La Liga and the Champions League, but I think that luck wasn’t on our side. Next season we’re going to win things and on an individual level I want to do better,” he told reporters.
He added: “Between January and March a lot of players were ruled out, but we have to learn from everything for next season and do better. I like to learn day in, day out, I have ambition and I want to have room for growth and to always keep moving on an upward path.”