Everton ace opens up about being left off Colombian nationwide workforce for Copa América
Colombia are at the Copa America where they will try to win their second trophy in the history of the tournament. However, they must do so with a remarkable star.
Everton FC midfielder James Rodríguez was not included in the Colombian squad due to his fitness. The 29-year-old enjoyed a few days of vacation in Medellín and took part in an Instagram Live (via Diario AS) to bring up the topic.
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“That was a decision by the coaching staff. I don’t share it because they didn’t respect me. Another thing is that they tell you, “I’m not counting on you because I don’t like you as a player,” that was it, I’m going, that was it, “said Rodríguez.
Colombia scored four out of six possible points in the two World Cup games in 2022, including a draw with Argentina after losing 2-0 in the first ten minutes of the game.
Los Cafeteros are now looking to perform well at the Copa America and are part of a group that includes Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
The marquee opponent will be Brazil. Colombia have shown that they can compete against Argentina. Now the team will see if they can do this against the true heavyweight of the continent.