Unfair is what he called it. James Rodriguez has voiced his opinion on the upcoming match between Argentina and Colombia, saying it will unfair to make it about him and Messi.
However, the last-eight match up between Los Cafeteros is seen as an enticing fixture as the Barcelona and Real Madrid attackers go head-to-head, though James feels the two players should not take centre stage.
“Messi is from another planet,” he told reporters. “He’s a unique player, but Colombia are able to play against difficult sides with great players. You can’t just talk about a James v Messi battle because it wouldn’t be fair.
“If I want to be involved and there’s no space, we’ve got other players who can break through. If I can’t [find openings], the others will.”