Olympiacos, concerned about James’ physique

James Rodríguez is ready to return. After missing the last four Olympiacos games due to injury, the Colombian midfielder is already training with the entire squad and will be in the squad for the match against AEK Athens on a new day of the Greek Super League, as confirmed by its technical director Míchel González.

“James has been training alone for three days. He will join the team tomorrow. Therefore, his involvement with AEK is safe ”assured the coach this Sunday at a press conference so that until the game, the offensive midfielder will have more than five training sessions to get ready before the commitment, in which his team is obliged to win against a direct rival in the Positions table.

Despite being able to once again count on the talent of James Rodríguez, who with five goals and five assists has become one of the benchmarks of the squad, at Olympiacos they are concerned about the physical preparation of the player who on match day will complete a month without play. The Piraeus team needs the attacking midfielder 100%, so it is not yet known if he will be the starter or substitute in the game at Opap Arena Stadium.

“The main problem for the experienced Colombian, however, is not just being 100% in training. Another equally basic issue and perhaps the most important will have to do with your level of preparation. James at the Greek Super League level it is approaching a month of rest”, published the Gazzetta of Greece.

“Given this fact, it is uncertain if James will be included in the headline in the upcoming AEK-Olympiacos match. If this does not finally happen, the main candidate for his position will once again be Fortounis, who seems to have been on the rise lately,” the report added.

1,436 minutes in 20 games is the balance of James Rodríguez this season in which he has statistics such as 24 shots on goal, 33 successful dribbles, 953 successful passes, 11 duels won, 43 recoveries in rival half and 52 unmarkedamong others, that put him among the great figures of the championship.

The match between AEK Athens, which is second, and Olympiacos, valid for matchday 26 of the Greek Super League, will be played this Sunday March 12 at 12:00 pm (Colombian time) at the Opap Arena Stadium.

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