James Rodríguez came out this Thursday to deny the conflict reported in the Colombian press. According to Q’Hubo Cali, the Everton midfielder will have come to blows with Jefferson Lerma after the loss to Ecuador (1-6).
«I clear all sorts of information that conveys the idea that there were attacks, physical conflicts or arguments between the players, with me being the main character. What happened on the field and the poor results did not go beyond the game. In the dressing room and in my personal life, I maintain excellent and respectful relationships with all of my fellow players, he began by writing, in a statement published on social networks.
The former Porto FC midfielder also left a warrant.
«We live in a complex sporting moment and we, the players, are the first to acknowledge our responsibility. We will remain united and with the whole dream of guaranteeing the qualification for the Qatar World Cup, a competition we will fight for ».