“They are really good people, I really do get on well with them," Rodriguez told the Burnley Express.
“I learnt a lot from them when they came in and I played alongside them and trained with them.
“You could see the potential they had then, you could see they were both on a different level, and I think they're still hitting new levels and continuing to improve.
“It's all come through hard work.
“I'm so happy to see them fulfil their potential and they'll carry that on to keep dominating football.
“It's brilliant to see, I really enjoyed my time playing alongside both of them.
“They're both such nice people and that's why it was so easy to get to know them.
“They're such good guys and it's nice to see my former teammates doing so well.
“Fair play to them."