Peter Crouch has heaped praise on Everton newcomer James Rodriguez after he netted his first goal in Saturday’s 5-2 win over West Bromwich Albion.
The former Premier League star made the comments in his Daily Mail column (The Verdict pull-out; page 10).
Rodriguez was once again a standout performer for the Toffees and he already looks like a great piece of business for Carlo Ancelotti.
The 29-year-old scored and set another up at Goodison Park, enjoying a debut to remember.
Crouch was impressed with the Colombian international.
He told the Daily Mail (The Verdict pull-out; page 10). “He’s a beautiful player and he’s been a treat to watch during his first two games for Everton.
“The goal he scored against West Brom was picture perfect.”
Rodriguez looks like being a star attraction for Everton already and he’s clearly going to thrive under Ancelotti’s stewardship.
The man with 76 caps for his country had lost his way in recent years and a move to Everton looks perfect for him.
During his time with Real Madrid, he won the Champions League twice and the La Liga title on two occasions as well.
Having a natural-born winner in the squad can only help Everton’s chances of a successful season.
Rodriguez’s arrival seems to have lifted everyone at the club and with two wins out of two they have made a perfect start.
Ancelotti wants to take the Toffees into Europe and with Rodriguez playing at his best, they will stand every chance of qualification.