Liga - James: I’ll earn my place at Real Madrid

James Rodriguez has vowed to prove he is worthy of a Real Madrid place and is willing to play out of position for Carlo Ancelotti.

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Liga - James: I’ll earn my place at Real Madrid
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James Rodriguez lors de sa présentation au Real Madrid

James has been interviewed by Colombian radio, with AS publishing his comments, and said he hopes to see Colombia teammate Radamel Falcao with him at Santiago Bernabeu.

The World Cup Golden Boot winner also insisted he didn’t join Madrid expecting to walk into the first team and will earn his place in Ancelotti’s plans.

“I’m happy because being here is a dream fulfilled. Hopefully everything goes well,” James said.

“I’m very excited and I’m looking forward. I want to win trophies at this great club.

“I’ve followed Madrid since childhood - the days of Zidane, Beckham, Ronaldo, the Galaticos. I loved Zidane.

“When I knew Madrid wanted me I did everything in my power to go. It was talked about a while back but I wasn’t sure.

“It means I have to be at a high level. I feel ready but I’m coming with great humility.

“I’ll play where the coach wants. I can play left, right, forward, wide, playmaker…I’ll work hard to earn a place among the stars that I have by my side.

“I have to earn my place. There are players who have spent years here and I have to respect that.

“Wearing the No. 10 is big. It carries a lot of pressure. I hope I wear this number with responsibility. Madrid is the greatest club in the world.”

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