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Zidane Responds To James' 'Upset' Reaction To Substitution

James Rodriguez was visibly irritated when he was hauled off against Real Valladolid, and manager Zinedine Zidane has responded to claims the player was upset.

Read: Real Drop Points In LaLiga Home Opener

Los Blancos dropped their first points of the season after drawing 1-1 with Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday evening.

The Colombian midfielder made his first appearance for the club in two years, but only lasted 57 minutes as he was replaced by Vinicius Junior.

However, the Real manager has dismissed claims that there is a rift between himself and Rodriguez.

"I was very satisfied with James' performance today," Zidane was quoted as saying by Football Espana.
 
"He was upset when he came off, which is understandable.
 
"However, there is no more to it than frustration from him."
 
 
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