Jese Rodriguez: I’m learning from the best at Real Madrid

Jese Rodriguez: I’m learning from the best at Real Madrid


Young Real Madrid forward Jese has said he is learning from the very best players in the world at Real Madrid and is grateful for the advice they give him.

The 21-year-old scored Real’s second goal in the 2-0 win over Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of the last-16 tie of the Copa del Rey. Karim Benzema grabbed the opener on a comfortable evening for Carlo Ancelotti’s men.

Speaking after the game, Jese said players like Cristiano Ronaldo have helped his progression this season, and added he will continue to listen to those around him to become an established player in the Spanish capital.

You have to go into every match with a lot of enthusiasm. In this team you learn something every day by playing and training with these great players. I’m happy with how I’m doing,” he said. And talking about the influence Ronaldo has had, he stated: “When he has something to tell me, it does as nicely as possible so that I learn. It is important to have confidence, good team spirit, to talk on the pitch and be together as a unit.”

Looking forward to the second leg, Jese called for his team mates to concentrate and not lose focus on the job at hand. “I would have liked the team to score another goal because taking a 2-0 lead there is dangerous. If we play with intensity and speed, I’m sure we will get a good result and get through the tie.”