Has Everton's James Rodriguez proved he has the grit to play in the Premier League? | Extra Time

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno, Frank Leboeuf, Steve Nicol join Sebastian Salazar to answer your tweets in Extra Time, including:
(0:17) What's the best way to prepare mentally to face the same opponent multiple times as Arsenal and Liverpool have?
(3:05) Does Man City's Kevin De Bruyne winning UEFA Midfielder of the Year mean that he's almost as good as Liverpool's Jordan Henderson who won the FWA Player of the Year?
(4:45) Why were so many people questioning whether Everton's James Rodriguez had the grit to play in the Premier League?
(5:45) Who would rather have as your center back: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk or Vincent Kompany in his prime?
(6:51) Which fan base is the most cringeworthy?

(9:20) Who are Ale's favorites to qualify for the 2022 World Cup out of CONMEBOL?

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100+ comentarios:

Julio Lopez
Julio Lopez:
James has played well in Argentina, Portugal, France , Germany and Spain , also done it on the big stage in the World Cup
ACE
ACE:
James finally getting game time instead of being on bench at real madrid.
Kromexstylez Zz
Kromexstylez Zz:
He always was good just needed someone to bring his confidence back Carlo doing well
Drewchk
Drewchk:
There is nothing special about the prem, good players will thrive there just as they do in other leagues.
Carlos Chiquillo
Carlos Chiquillo:
Is funny how the have to use James in the title to get more views...
Chap 567
Chap 567:
If you’re one of the best players in the world you can play in any league it doesn’t matter james along with others players like Aubameyang, de bruyne etc had no problem adjusting to the prem
Jaleel HD
Jaleel HD:
He definitely has when everyone doubted him. His stamina might need improvement but his dedication and ability to play is unquestioned.


Chelsea fan here btw.🔵
SIHLE DLUDLA
SIHLE DLUDLA:
You pundits overhype Premier League. Any good player will survive in that league🙄🙄
J Breeze
J Breeze:
He’s only going to get better. It’s like when Alexis Sanchez left Barcelona and knocked all the dust off from being on the bench for so long
DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
DIEGO RODRIGUEZ:
Asking James Rodriguez to play defense at Real was the problem. That should not be his function on the team. Nor should it Hazards or Isco. Zidane looked for any excuse not to play him which is his perogative.
Arun Pirta
Arun Pirta:
My god. I can't stop laughing at these ESPN pundits 😂. They say individual awards don't matter. This is what you call "Sour Grapes".
Aaron Adams
Aaron Adams:
Was never a question to me. He has the talent and grit no doubt
King Tshilobo
King Tshilobo:
Carlo is good manager. AC Milan was so great during his time
Dynamite_Luis
Dynamite_Luis:
James is a great player! played for two of the biggest clubs even though he didn't get a long with the coach. He was a break out star in the World Cup with some of the nicest goals.
Luis Rivera
Luis Rivera:
This guy, Alejandro Moreno, is a Venezuelan that hates Colombia. He never played the level of soccer James plays. Zidane had a personal issue against James and did not give him opportunity to play and when James had few minutes, he was put in positions that he could not be productive.
Israel Ramirez
Israel Ramirez:
The prem is overrated “physically” and the competition do of course top players from Spain stand out
Alexander Rossi
Alexander Rossi:
Lol what are you talking about what have you see play James?
Look his time play in real Madrid and look at his numbers
That's your homework buddy
Jaime Cano
Jaime Cano:
James has proved that he can play in any league in the world as long as his coach doesn’t bench him .
He’s one of the top 3 players in South America behind only Messi, and that clown in Brazil, and is perhaps one of the best
Players in the world .
dhawal c
dhawal c:
It's about time we realise that la liga players can play well in the premier but not vice versa
habshabsrule
habshabsrule:
Gab is Spongebob Squarepants😂
Kd Roofing
Kd Roofing:
James Rodriguez is class from day one just critics down playing is worth
Daniyal Iqbal
Daniyal Iqbal:
He’s ten times better than jordan
The Bosman Viewing
The Bosman Viewing:
He needed a manager like Ancelotti to get the best out of him
PEStyles HD
PEStyles HD:
James played football in the streets of colombia and they talk about grit
GW9
GW9:
I don't see why EPL fans and media still try to push the EPL physicality supremacy agenda here lool. They've been proven wrong time and time again. Players from different leagues have come and battered their "physical" teams. "Slow" players can play there just fine.
Just stop it guys. It's not a big deal at all.
Semicolon Simon
Semicolon Simon:
THE PREM IS OVERRATED, SERIA A AND LA LIGA ARE MORE FUN TO WATCH, ACTUAL QUALITY PLAYERS AND BEAUTIFUL STYLE OF PLAY
Jitu Teron
Jitu Teron:
The belief that EPL is too tough for technical continental players has been debunked a long time back and is still held only by a few old Scotsmen
Dalisu Ngobese
Dalisu Ngobese:
being a sports journalist these days is super easy, u just read twitter questions and you're done
MrKonquer
MrKonquer:
Get the actual stats from the last 50 games he played, I’m not gonna say it, just use that one website, it’s ridiculously good and unbelievable he didn’t get the game time at real.
james hill
james hill:
0:58 I can finally enjoy life with the help of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*
yankee wz
yankee wz:
*Correction* you mean "how james like many others keep proving the premier league is overrated"..if you're talented & committed enough you will succeed in that league, even if it rains "fireballs" in stoke city.
Deimos
Deimos:
Do these clowns realize KDB won both UEFA best midfielder & PFA Player Of The Year? Henderson can shine his shoes.
Swiss Fan
Swiss Fan:
Just One more Video Using James name in the title to have viewers. Poor content
Johnson Wick
Johnson Wick:
1:38 I can finally enjoy life because of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*
Robin Hood
Robin Hood:
HE'S HANDSOME
Maharaja Ramzan
Maharaja Ramzan:
James has been the most surprising PL player so far but its only been 3 matches
Alfonso Castillo
Alfonso Castillo:
Mr. Venezuelan, you do not need to minimize James for you to stand out, and advise your panelist friends not to use James in the title so that they will hear you more. Greetings
cary vegas
cary vegas:
0:48 I dont owe anybody anymore with the help of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*
Levi Williams
Levi Williams:
I am glad he getting playing time. This will only make him better.
Blunt CROW
Blunt CROW:
He always been a good player he just need a team where it where to be build for him n Everton is just perfect for a James n i was first to say he won't be much help to the team n homie is shown he can carry the team
peter chan
peter chan:
0:40 I no longer need my 9-5 with the help of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*
Heberson Joseph
Heberson Joseph:
So far he's doing great but his team haven't face the premier league top 3 yet
Grant M.
Grant M.:
Yall stupid- he proved that being bought by Real Madrid. Once you are picked up by such a high quality team your QUALITY should never be questioned
Ngm Mngw
Ngm Mngw:
Premier League is not the benchmark of Football. Guy was always class, after this Season I hope he jumps ship and plays for a big club
p3rp13x x
p3rp13x x:
Love that intro!
Gian Garcia
Gian Garcia:
Stevie "HENDO IS THE BEST MIDFIELDER OF ALL TIME" Nicol
judah
judah:
What a pretentious question. It's fkn James Rodriguez, of course he was gonna succeed in England. Not his fault Zidane froze him out
Karl Moore
Karl Moore:
Is Stevie doing this halfway through examining his patients?!
Frank Guerrero
Frank Guerrero:
Everton's team chemistry is high vs liverpool we will know how good they are
Lovejoy
Lovejoy:
I've been a United fan for 35 years and I love Stevie Nicol.
Cole Smith
Cole Smith:
Yes its very good to see James play regular football like he should have been doing all along.
J. Borda
J. Borda:
Al venezolano le duele ver a James romperla en EPL?
Deborah Luck
Deborah Luck:
He has proved his worth already❤️
paul smith
paul smith:
if ste nicol was working for the bbc, He would have been sacked 300 years ago.
Joshua obaga
Joshua obaga:
lol "what are these awards even about" is Nicols argument when a Liverpool player doesn't win it.
yb_harris
yb_harris:
GET STEVE NICOL OFF THIS SHOW!!!!!!
619 Trading
619 Trading:
Well see if he can last all season... and let’s see how he does against top 4 teams
poolfans
poolfans:
Yawn~~~~
Paul Hayes
Paul Hayes:
Steve your a manager got to say this made me laugh so hard the guy trust me is a moron that’s why he’s on tv in the USA
raydn23
raydn23:
He was on Real Madrid that was were better than any premier league team for half a decade. He’ll be ok.
Wesley Snyder
Wesley Snyder:
Why do people act like the Prem is the thunder dome, people got a superiority complex. If Bayern, Real Madrid, and Barça were in the prem English clubs would be starving for silverware
DAVID FLORES
DAVID FLORES:
Hew a smooth player. Snicky
Nelson Pelaez
Nelson Pelaez:
Alejandro Moreno has always minimized James Rodriguez. ESPN hire these third rated ex-futbol players. James was the best player below CR7.
Accountechx
Accountechx:
Vvd over vincent kompany ? Absolute joke, let vvd play 2 more years at the same level and then consider comparing them
molimits2
molimits2:
Does Ale know that Zidane only started James 8 times or so last season? Clueless comment (than again nothing new)
Timothy Peters
Timothy Peters:
That kdb question to wind up stevie 😂😂😂
Alama Eyob-Austin
Alama Eyob-Austin:
Good finally someone is getting the best out of james Rodriguez
Leonardo Cruz
Leonardo Cruz:
madrid played different when James was on the pitch, good or bad thats something few players can manage. They never liked him at madrid, always saying he wasn't fit or he partied a lot they just wanted him out. And Zidane has favorites. There's something about if your not European or Brazilian they don't want you. Just look at Navas, they pushed him out.
Alfonso Castillo
Alfonso Castillo:
Señor Venezolano, no nececita minimizar a James para usted sobresalir, y recomiendele a sus amigos panelistas que no utilizen en el titulo a James para que los escuchen mas. Saludos
abhinand rk
abhinand rk:
James is just showing his class..never thought a single player can change the entire team
buttplugs and mastadons 1988
buttplugs and mastadons 1988:
Can he keep going
Jo Nightwing
Jo Nightwing:
Seems ESPNFC only talk of Spurs or put out Spurs related content when Spurs lose or have an off day.
Negative
Negative:
The prem only has one good English player harry kane the rest all came from Egypt belgium Argentina
tranceformer110
tranceformer110:
It’s been 3 games, lets slow our roll.
Ashish Motwani
Ashish Motwani:
ITS GUD TO WATCH THE OTHER PUNDITS BUT STEVIE IS JUST TOO BAD , THE NEXT TIME HE'S IN A VIDEO , PLS MAKE THE TITLE "LIVERPOOL APPRECIATION POST"
rl 9
rl 9:
Seriously the prem is so overrated. The can't do it in the prem comments are so stupid and delusional
Sascha _GER
Sascha _GER:
Omg dude. Kimmich played lisboa in the def. Before that thiago was on the bench and kimmich played midfield when pavard was fit.
Lebohang Makhanya
Lebohang Makhanya:
good to see Seb having some bite and not letting Ale and Steve bully him! He is a lively host in my opinion
African god
African god:
Stevie *what was the name of the player*
Wilton McDonald
Wilton McDonald:
Dan Thomas an X pro?? He looks more like a Sunday Morning Footballer on the Heath😀
rapmanscoop
rapmanscoop:
ESPN... Can you stop visiting Steve Nicols retirement home as he needs regular feeding and sleep. Thank you.
Reinaldo Vicini
Reinaldo Vicini:
Alejandro, we are beating Venezuela next week.. get ready.. jaja
yb_harris
yb_harris:
STEVE NICCUNT OFF THE AIR
Jaime Carrasquilla Caceres
Jaime Carrasquilla Caceres:
Hahaha Moreno would wish Venezuela have a player like James.! Just a hater!
Shaka Bono
Shaka Bono:
Ale Moreno the biggest legend next to Zidane...
Cosmic Cleanse
Cosmic Cleanse:
I don’t know what Stevie is going on about - I’m probably the only Man Utd fan who watches this shyt show. Gotta do something to pass the time
takegonxansyou
takegonxansyou:
I dont know why but when this one is the host i dont even open the video even if the topic interest me. Just leaving a comment and turning off the vid
takegonxansyou
takegonxansyou:
I dont know why but when this one is the host i dont even open the video even if the topic interest me. Just leaving a comment and turning off the vid
Streetvybz Customs
Streetvybz Customs:
James more important in his team than Messi lol that funny
Sidharth Byju
Sidharth Byju:
Let's be honest, the guy is too good to play for Everton.
Sparsh Khurana
Sparsh Khurana:
Most cringe worthy fans award would be an undisputed match between Real Madrid and Barcelona
d e l e _
d e l e _:
Kimmich!? Is stevie serious
michael murillo
michael murillo:
Sad falco couldnt show he was ready for the bpl. He played for man u and chelsea. Failed in both clubs.
Siddharth Vaz
Siddharth Vaz:
Frank Lebeouf calls Kompany a dog !!
Gal
Gal:
Lol Kimmich played right back half the champions league games and only played rb since the restart in July. He could certainly qualify for best defender of the competition. The best had to go to either Kimmich or Thiago Silva.
Zib Ndix
Zib Ndix:
Dont need grit if no one can get near you.
Zanir Mason
Zanir Mason:
if he's bossing the prem. then why do we debate about messi
MayoMonsters
MayoMonsters:
Dan or seb hmmm 🤔
A Z
A Z:
So now it's grit. You do realize other leagues are tough and physical.
Sean O C
Sean O C:
James was washed up last season now after 3 decent games with Everton he's a superstar.. Pundits today are useless