Rueda de prensa de James Rodríguez

James: "The support of the Bernabéu will be an extra push to help us win"

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NEWS | 12/05/2015 | Alberto Navarro

"We have to be focused and show a lot of intensity", said the midfielder.
James Rodríguez faced the media alongside Carlo Ancelotti a little over 24 hours ahead of the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals. The midfielder spoke of the support he expects from the fans against Juve: "I hope that everyone gets behind their team on every ball. The Bernabéu needs to be our 12th man, because that will be an extra push to help us win. We're all dreaming of being in Berlin and that's why we need the fans to get behind us. We all have to give our all: those of us who will be out on the pitch and those in the stands".

"We have to come out with intensity, because they're going to sit back. We have to be focused and show a lot of intensity. And we need to take our scoring chances when we have them. We want to score early, so that they leave spaces at the back. We have to be patient and look for the spaces. We have to get ourselves into positions of numerical superiority so that we can score goals, as we have the players to do that."

Playing in the Champions League final
"It would mean a lot to me. That's what I work so hard for, just like my team-mates. Let's hope everything turns out well. In the first leg they played well, they showed intensity and we made some mistakes. Tomorrow I think that they're going to sit back and it'll be a terrific test to come through to make it to Berlin".

I'm dreaming of reaching the final, just as all Madridistas are.

"We have to be united and support each other so that everything turns out well. We have to be united, because this game will be won by the 80,000 people in the stands. We have to be focused and it'll be an epic, unique game".  

His first season at the club
"I'm very happy. I'm always out to play well and help the team when the coaches need me. I just want to train well and help the team to win".

The importance of Tévez and Vidal
"They're really important, but they have players who are high quality and have been playing together for years. We have to pay close attention to all of them".

Whistles directed at Casillas
"He's our captain, someone who has won a lot here and who deserves respect. When you're on the pitch, you're focused on the game and you don't hear whistles. I saw it afterwards and when you whistle someone, I think you whistle the whole team".

The comments made by Bale's agent
"I didn't hear anything about that. It's the first time that I'm hearing this. We all want to play with Bale and with the guys up front. We're a team and we all have to stick together. We can't comment on what is said outside. I'm not going to comment on something that I didn't see or hear".