Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez has expressed his delight at scoring on his debut at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 80-million-euro summer signing from Monaco, who was top scorer at the World Cup with Colombia, opened the scoring in the Spanish Supercopa first-leg against city rivals Atletico de Madrid. Los Rojiblancos leveled with three minutes remaining to take a slight advantage into the second-leg on Friday, but that couldn’t dampen the 22-year-old’s spirits.
Speaking to journalists after the game, Rodriguez said: “My debut was great, I’m happy, it’s a day people dream about and today it came true for me, I’m happy because I scored.”
Looking ahead to the match on Friday at the Calderon, the Colombian urged his team mates to be calm and play their natural game. If they do that, Los Blancos will win their second trophy of the season, the forward said.
“They closed up the passing lanes, they always want to play quickly and we need to train well and come out to win on Friday. There, we’ll need to have patience, look for space, pass and try to score. We need to be calm, as a big team, we must go out to win. They have a lot of respect for Madrid. We deserved more, we had more chances to score,” he stated.