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James Rodríguez hits back at Rafa Benítez

The Colombian scored and delivered a message for his coach.

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Rafa Benítez had some words to say about James when Real Madrid's match against Sevilla ended. "You saw what James is: very good quality but he lacks the rhythm and form right now," said the manager. James scored Colombia's only goal and decided to answer his coach.

"I am ready for another 90 minutes, I am training well for Real Madrid, I am feeling fine. Keep saying that I am not well..." said the playmaker. "There was one play in which I ran 45 meters very hard, and they say I am not in good form..." he added.

It might be too early to tell, but Benítez might as well have lost the dressing room. He had a exchange with Ramos some weeks ago that appeared to be solved but his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo is not as fluid and this controversy with James will not help. How will this affect Real Madrid?

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