Premier League Worked hard defensively in last game
James Rodriguez was influential in Everton‘s 2-1 win away at Wolverhampton Wanderers as they moved into the Champions League places.
Although James is a key piece in the offensive part of the pitch, the Colombian showed the sacrifice that had to be made in the absence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
In a role that is not usually his, James was pivotal to the success of his team on Tuesday night, showing that he already knows the demands of the Premier League.
Despite recent statements by Carlo Ancelotti about him, in which he assured that James has not been at his best recently, the playmaker showed fighting spirit in a midfield that was missing Allan.
It should also be noted that James was the protagonist to break the deadlock, when his cross-field ball picked out Lucas Digne, who assisted Alex Iwobi for the opening goal of the game.
Everton won. And so did James. He silenced those who criticise his lukewarm way of defending. Now the Toffees await another tough trip, this time against Aston Villa, a group that has been affected by a number of COVID-19 positives.