Zidane does not like James, claims Valderrama

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Former Colombia international Carlos Valderrama claims countryman James Rodriguez is not liked by Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. 

James has found game time hard to come by in 2015-16 after suffering a muscle injury early in the season. 

The attacking midfielder has started just one of Madrid's last five games, sitting out of their Champions League quarter-final return leg against Wolfsburg and the semi-final first leg at Manchester City. 

Valderrama, the most-capped Colombia player of all-time, believes Zidane is not a fan of James. 

"Even if he scores three, four or five goals, Zidane won't put him on [to play]," the 54-year-old said via Periscope. 

"James is a player that he does not like. 

"[Carlo] Ancelotti put him on and he played well, and then later with [Rafael] Benitez, but not with Zidane.

"So we do not understand what is happening with him."

James, a EUR75million signing from Monaco in 2014, has four years left on his contract in the Spanish capital.