Everton concluded his participation in the Florida Cup, a pre-season friendly tournament where he played two commitments: the first was won from the white spot of the penalty after a 1-1, while the second the victory was 1-0. That is why coach Rafael Benítez referred to the level of each of the team’s footballers, especially the one shown by James Rodriguez.
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The Colombian midfielder he could not perform at his best due to some physical problems that afflicted him last season, however, he had minutes in both games. Although his game was not at the level that he is known, it is noted that so far he is beginning to resume his football.
Rafael Benitez, Coach of the ‘toffee’ team, referred to it and sent a message of pressure to James so that he quickly seeks to regain the state of form that the team needs and where he can demonstrate the best possible conditions on the court.
“Logically in preseason we are managing the group, the idea is that they all have minutes. That James Rodríguez contributes his quality is positive for everyone “, said the Spanish coach.
Secondly, Benitez assured that he hopes to work soon with the full roster of footballers, along with those who played the Eurocup and America’s Cup, who are supposed to return to concentration soon.
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“Obviously the preseason is to improve the physical form, the understanding between players. We are still too far away because it is a special year with players who will return after the Copa América and the Euro Cup “, he analyzed.
“So obviously we are improving the physical condition, but we are still a little far away. Hopefully in the next 14 days it will be much better and we can compete at the level we want to compete in the Premier League, “concluded the helmsman of Liverpool’s blue team.