James Rodríguez performance in the season 2016-2017

James Rodríguez performance in the season 2016-2017


Real Madrid have done an incredible season winning the double with La Liga, and the Champions League. This was a very difficult task, because Los Blancos had not won La Liga in the last five years and they are the first team who claimed for second time in a row the Champions League title. Now it’s the moment to evaluate the performance of the players during the season 2016-2017.

James Rodríguez’s had a very difficult season, and after a lot of rumors, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich arrived to an agreement in the signing of the Colombian play maker. James has shown many times that he is a very good player, with a lot of quality, but for certain reasons his stage at Real Madrid has been very irregular. After three years with Los Blancos, he was never able to get fixed in a spot in line-up and this has pushed him to leave the club his summer.

However, James Rodríguez best season with Los Blancos was the first one, in 2014/15, when he scored 13 goals in 29 games in La Liga. In that season, Carlo Ancelotti was his coach and now both will gather at Bayern Munich. In the last season he only played 22 games in the regular season, three at Copa del Rey and six in Champions League, adding a total of 1,756 minutes in the three competition, figures that not correspond to a player of that magnitude.

There are two games where we can highlight his good performance, for for instance against Eibar, in a match where Zidane decided to introduce the players with less minute or in El Clásico against Barcelona, where he scored the second of the team.

However, his stage at Real Madrid is over and now he will try to improve his performance at Bayern Munich, where he will coincide again with the manager who most trusted him, Carlo Ancelotti. The Colombian scored great goals at Madrid and he still has a great potential, for this reason the sale to a top European team could be cuestionable.