Rodríguez started just thirteen league games last season, coming off the bench in nine, but despite getting eight goals and six assists, Zinedine Zidane chose to largely neglect the former Porto star.
And according to Spanish outlet ?Diario Gol, James believes that the Real Madrid manager is to blame for his side’s struggles this season. Despite the Frenchman winning back-to-back European Cups,
Rodríguez struggled in his new spell with Bayern under Ancelotti, but has showed why he was so highly rated years ago since Jupp Heynckes returned from retirement.
The 26-year-old has made five Bundesliga appearances – scoring two and assisting one – but admits to having still not adjusted to life in Bavaria.
“I try to give my all in every training session, in order to show my qualities in our matches.
Rodríguez is on a two-year loan at Bayern, whose next match is on Saturday evening against Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion.