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Bayern Munich midfielder James on Zidane: Every coach has their preferred players

Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez admits leaving Real Madrid was disappointing last summer.

James is on a two-year loan at Bayern.

"The figures are there to be interpreted and every coach has their preferred players which I understand," said James.

"I don't know whether I can say I had a closeness with Zidane but each coach has his preferences. I can't say whether he was unjust with me but there is no point thinking any more about that."

"As a player (Zidane) was my idol. He was a great player, with a lot of quality and I admire those that play good football.

"It was sad the way I left as Real was a dream for me but football is like that, where one day you are where you want to be and the next..."

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