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Former Madrid star questions James Rodriguez’s mentality


Hugo Sanchez scrutinized the mindset of the Colombia worldwide, who left Real Madrid for Bayern Munich on Tuesday

Previous Real Madrid star Hugo Sanchez says James Rodriguez did not have the character to play for the La Liga and Champions League titleholders.

James finished his time with Madrid on Tuesday, moving to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal with the option to buy outright and the end of it

The 25-year-old tumbled down the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu following Zinedine Zidane’s appiontment in January 2016 – beginning only 13 La Liga matches as Madrid deposed Barcelona last season.

James will now rejoin with previous manager Carlo Ancelotti however Sanchez – who won five La Liga titles amid his time in the Spanish capital – scrutinized the Colombia international.

“James needed to prove to Zidane that he can trust him in every game, not just the once but also the next one,” Sanchez told Radio MARCA.

“One’s character has to harden and that’s what James was missing.

“To play for Real Madrid, you have to put a little more in.”

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