Spanish starlet says he is losing hope of being a success at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid youngster Jese Rodriguez has questioned Jose Mourinho’s methods, claiming he does not understand why he hasn’t been given an opportunity for the first team.
Rodriguez’s last appearance for the senior side came in March last against Real Sociedad and the winger has since been restricted to outings for the Castilla, or B side.
The Spain youth international averages more than a goal every three games for Castilla and says he is puzzled by his exclusion from the senior set-up.
“I don’t understand it,” he told Spanish daily Marca, when asked why he hadn’t had an opportunity for the first-team.
“I keep on working hard but I don’t know. I’m thinking about my team now and myself, that’s the priority. I’m going to keep on working hard there and I hope the club knows I’m working hard, I’m sure they do know and they will be watching.”
The 19-year-old said he thought he had done enough to play for Los Blancos and admitted he is now losing hope he will ever make the grade under the Special One.
“I’m gradually losing hope, when I see the opportunities aren’t coming my way.
“Mourinho is a manager who demands a lot from his players. I tried to learn as much as I could from him and he obviously demands a lot from the academy players, even more so of the academy players, and I learned what I could from him.
“I think he’s a coach who surrounds himself with players that have already made it.”
Rodriguez also admitted he his relationship with Real Madrid assistant boss Aitor Karanka had soured of late.
When asked about Karanka, he replied: “We’re not so close anymore.”