James Rodriguez: Performance analysis with Everton against Puma in the Florida Cup 2021 | Colombians abroad
Everton’s participation in the 2021 Florida Cup peaks. The English team defeated Millonarios in a decisive battle (10-9. Penalty shootout) and beat Pumas de Mexico 1-0 this Wednesday.
James Rodriguez attracted worldwide attention. Not only being the best person on his team, but also the decision that coach Rafa Benedes will finally get his place in the starting eleven.
Although his performance against the Albizuls was very weak, the most interesting things were seen against Mexico this Wednesday.
For this second game in the United States, James started as an alternative. Benedett’s criticism was clear, this time he chose to set it aside in the second half. Quality alone is not enough.
His record showed specific details. When he was a playmaker against Milos, he was used as a right-winger against Poomas. Same position he had with Carlo Ancelotti.
From there the change was seen. In the attack, he immediately cut inwards to get the full panorama of the violin; In defense, he was in front with Broadhead and Dcore was in charge from the right.
Kukatino’s first appearance started the second half when he got his right hand and wanted Gordon to leave the goal alone, but the latter did not reach the goal.
One thing he didn’t have in the previous game was he had shots on goal. First it had to be deflected by the left foot and then placed into that area with a shot, the match goalkeeper kept well.
Precisely this last option revealed a movement that Benedettes would certainly work with. Broadhead, who should be in 9th place, throws on the wings to win one at a time and sends the centers back so that a team player, always James, can reach the bid. The young man came out of the middle and became a Colombian athlete.
So, it was an important presentation of No. 19, clearly he still needs to be prepared, especially in the body area, but he already shows important features: bids, forward moves, front changes.