Defender Rafinha said, on the “Poliragem” program, on the Sportf channel, that midfielder James Rodriguez was upset about not being used in the Brazilian Cup final, in the decision against Flamengo, which ended with the club’s first title. Sao Paulo In competition.
Rafinha, from Sao Paulo, says James was upset not to play in Copa do Brasil final: ‘Poor Dorival’
– He was (annoyed) a lot. Poor Dorival. You go out there and try to blow, but it’s complicated. The man wants to play. People said he was very quiet. I said he’s a professional. He respects everyone, and doesn’t say anything. If he has a problem with the coach, he says so. A final like this, who wouldn’t want to be a part of it? – Revealing the back.
When asked by Caio Ribeiro and Roger Flores if he had participated in the negotiations with James Rodriguez, to convince the midfielder to come to Brazil, Rafinha said that he had exerted “force” to bring the Colombian to Brazil. Sao Paulo..
-We do what we can. I told him to come. Rafinha said: “Come here, we will be champions here in Brazil. You won’t like it there. Come here, it’s close to Colombia.”
Rafinha, from São Paulo, remembers the shock of the Z-4 and says it feels good: “The more distance, the better.”
Rafinha praised James Rodriguez, who gave one of his best performances Sao Paulo In the victory over Gremio, last Saturday, in the 28th round of the Brazilian League. As for the full-back, the Colombian midfielder is different from other players.
– I am accused of talking about him. I spent three years with him at Bayern Munich. He plays a lot. He has a different left hand. He’s very smart, and watches the game with a drone. See differently from others. Not because he’s my friend, but he has a lot of quality. He deserved to play a game at this level, because he has great quality.
According to Rafinha, the players joke that they are “surprised” when they remember that they play with him on the team. The full-back narrated behind-the-scenes details about the team’s daily training Sao Paulo He also paid tribute to James Rodriguez.
– We make fun. James V Sao PauloJames is here Sao Paulo. In training, the players say: “Rafinha, wow, he plays a lot.” I tell them to touch it, and take some. He loves Brazil. He played his entire career with the Brazilians. It’s good to have these guys on your side. In a close game, you have a guy like that who takes a free kick, finds a pass, or a dead ball. He is a very good player. It will help us a lot.
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