I’ll play wherever Ancelotti wants me to, says James Rodriguez

I’ll play wherever Ancelotti wants me to, says James Rodriguez


James Rodriguez has said he is happy to play in whatever position Carlo Ancelotti sees fit for him at Real Madrid.

The Colombian played his part in his side’s 1-0 over Liverpool on Tuesday night, a win which ensured qualification to the next stage of the Champions League with two group game matches to spare.

It allows Los Blancos some breathing space and time to focus on other competitions on the horizon, and also the chance to asses how the season has gone so far. And reflecting on his own performances since his arrival in the Spanish capital this summer, Rodriguez told journalists he is happy to be playing well.

He revealed his best position is higher up the field, slightly behind the main striker, but added that he is happy playing anywhere in the team as he trusts Carlo Ancelotti to get it right.

“I’m happy and in recent matches I’ve been comfortable. I just want to help and if I can score goals and set them up that’s also important for me. It’s true that I’m good near the opposition’s goal but I’m also open to whatever Ancelotti wants,” he commented.

Speaking about the match, the 22-year-old said he was delighted to win and now the players would look forward to the challenges that lie in wait.

“We were patient, we looked for space and it was a fair victory. They played well but we did too, as we have in recent matches. Qualification gives us peace of mind for what is to come and we have to carry on like this.”