Carlo Ancelotti has responded to criticism aimed at James Rodriguez which claimed that the Everton playmaker needed to improve his physicality after his switch to the Premier League.
“I don’t think he has to improve his physical side, he has to keep his quality at the top and his quality is not physical.
“As I said when we signed him, I didn’t sign him because I want more physical power in the squad – it’s because I wanted more quality in the squad, this is the only reason.
“There are players with quality, there are players with physicality. The work of a manager is to try and put this quality, physicality, football quality and mental aspects all together to build the team.