Many Everton fans have been left to bemoan some early team news ahead of their game away at Manchester City in the Premier League.
Speaking in his pre-game press conference ahead of the match against Pep Guardiola’s men, Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that James Rodriguez will not be able to play any part.
Has Rodriguez been a success at Everton?
It is a fixture that has a lot riding on it for the Goodison Park faithful as they look to sneak in with a chance of European qualification on the final day, but they will have to do it without their creative influence in Rodriguez against the newly-crowned champions.
The former Real Madrid ace has missed a large number of games already for the Merseyside club with various injury problems, and it seems as if a lot of Toffees supporters are growing increasingly frustrated with him.
Everton fans on early Team News
These Blues bemoaned the early Team News as it was shared on Twitter, with one even going as far as to claim that they were ‘fed up’:
“Simply not good enough from Rodriguez. We need him for this game. Why is he out now? If injury fair enough but what’s the reason? Fatigue isn’t good enough. Play through for one game, this is important and the club is paying your wages.”
“Getting fed up of James now. Brilliant player but having all the ability in the world is useless when he’s not playing. He misses far too many games.”
“Hanging on a place in Europe by the skin of our teeth and James hasn’t got the battle in him to play. Get in the bin.”
“Get rid of James. He never plays full matches when he played. Needed rest for 70 usual minutes played! Now we hear not recovered. Bet he plays for Columbia. He has no heart, see why Zidane never played him. His work ethic is poor.”
“Dude what… is James legitimately made of glass?”
“Just sell Rodriguez”
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