The 21-year-old made his first start since March 18 in Tuesday’s friendly loss to AC Milan and is now looking forward to helping Carlo Ancelotti’s men win more trophies in 2015
Real Madrid starlet Jese Rodriguez says that he has now fully recovered from the knee injury that sidelined him for nearly nine months.
The 21-year-old suffered ligament damage in the Champions League meeting with Schalke at the Santiago Bernabeu on March 18 and only returned to action on December 2, in a Copa del Rey clash with Cornella.
Jese made his first start since the injury in Tuesday’s friendly defeat to AC Milan and claimed afterwards that he is now back to full fitness.
“I have recovered and the important thing now is to help the team,” the striker is quoted as saying by Madrid’s official website.
“I have had seven days of holidays and have been training with my physiotherapist, who continues to treat the muscles on my knee.
“That is the most important thing and we are working on it.”
Meanwhile, Jese admitted that Carlo Ancelotti’s men were disappointed by their friendly loss to Milan but that they will nonetheless enter the New Year confident that they can claim every trophy available to them in 2015.
“Real Madrid always have to win every game they play and that is why we are not satisfied with the failure to win,” the attacker added.
“But the team are working well, and now we have another game in La Liga [at Valencia on Sunday], where things are going well for us. We have to keep going like that.
“I want to win titles in the coming year. The team has to fight for all of the titles being played for. That is the aim of the team-mates, as well my own.”
Madrid, who clinched the Club World Cup with their 22nd win in all competitions, currently sit top of La Liga, one point clear of Barcelona with a game in hand.