Former Colombia international Carlos Valderrama claims countryman James Rodriguez is not liked by Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.
James has found game time hard to come by in 2015-16 after suffering a muscle injury early in the season and has started just one of Madrid’s last five games.
The attacking midfielder sat out Real’s Champions League quarter-final return leg against Wolfsburg and the semi-final first leg at Manchester City and Valderrama, the most-capped Colombia player of all-time, believes Zidane is not a fan of James.
“Even if he scores three, four or five goals, Zidane won’t put him on [to play],” the 54-year-old said via Periscope.
“James is a player that he does not like.
“[Carlo] Ancelotti put him on and he played well, and then later with [Rafael] Benitez, but not with Zidane.
“So we do not understand what is happening with him.”
James, a €75million signing from Monaco in 2014, has four years left on his contract in the Spanish capital.
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