The Frenchman was once again criticized for his sluggish performance against Granada. He tried and tried to become involved as best he could, even occasionally becoming involved in the defence, but his adaptation process is clearly far from finished and the cracks are beginning to show in Barcelona.
James Rodriguez's change of attitude is winning him over some fans again, but most importantly, it has seen him earn Zinedine Zidane's trust. The coach has noticed a switch between his previous time at the club and his current demeanour. The player seems to have gained in maturity and professionalism, seeming a lot more centered.
Manchester City thrashed Quique Sanchez Flores' Watford this Saturday, in what was an 8-0 victory, making it the biggest thrashing in the history of the Premier League. They are now catching up on leaders Liverpool, who play Chelsea on Sunday night.