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'New Cristiano Ronaldo' hits out at Jose Mourinho

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Arsenal target Jese Rodriguez has hit out at Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho for not giving him enough chances at Real Madrid last season, but insists he wants to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu, reports talkSPORT.

The 20-year-old forward earned rave reviews after his impressive performances for the Spanish club's youth side in 2012/13, during which time he broke the record of goals scored for the Castilla.

However his fine form wasn't enough to earn a place in the senior Real Madrid squad, with Mourinho's constant omission of a player described as the 'new Cristiano Ronaldo' leading to speculation he could be primed for a summer switch to Arsenal.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to bring Rodriguez to the Emirates Stadium, but any hope he might of had of luring the Spaniard to the Premier League has now been dealt a blow after the player reiterated his desire to stay and fight for his place at Real Madrid.

"Those who understand football will know that we deserved more opportunities under Mou[rinho]," Rodriguez told AS during an interview on FIFA Under-20 World Cup duty.

"That was clear to see. But if the first team coach doesn't see it that way or has other ideas, we have to respect it."

Mourinho left Real Madrid last month and completed a sensational return to Stamford Bridge, reuniting himself with Russia owner Roman Abramovich at the club he left in controversial circumstances in 2007.

Rodriguez is unconcerned by what happened under the former stewardship of Mourinho at Real Madrid though, and is instead focused on the future in La Liga.

"The future looks bright to me," he explained. "Real Madrid's president doesn't want me to leave and he wants me to stay. I too also want to continue playing for Real Madrid.

"I think for everything I have done so far, I hope I have showed that I don't need to go to another league and that I am capable of playing at my club, at Madrid."

 

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