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James Rodriguez speaks up about his departure from Real Madrid

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Interview with El Chiringuito.

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Bayern Munich attacking midfielder James Rodriguez spoke with El Chiringuito’s Edu Aguirre about his departure from Real Madrid, where he barely got into Zinedine Zidane’s plans for the team.

“It was tough leaving Real Madrid, I always dreamed of wearing the white shirt. I always made an impact when I was given the chance so I don’t know if my situation was unfair or not, every coach has his preferences...,” admitted James when asked about his role in Madrid.

“Much was said but I cannot accept the comments saying that I wasn’t training well. Those comments hurt me because I put the effort in,” said James.

“I watch Real Madrid when I can, they can still turn things around as there’s half a season to be played,” added the Colombian player, who also said that Zidane is still his idol “because he was a top player.”

Los Blancos sent James to Munich on a loan deal which will become permanent next summer.