Defender Nacho Fernandez does not believe team-member James Rodriguez has said goodbye to Real Madrid after applauding the entire Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.
The Colombia Interntional has been heavily linked with a switch to English Premier League side Manchester United and talk of a move away from the Spanish capital enhanced following the 4-1 rout of Sevilla.
The former AS Monaco came off just past the hour-mark and applauded the Madrid fans but the centre back does not think it was a farewell.
The ovation for the 25 years old was very nice," Nacho said afterwards, having scored and assisted another as Madrid stayed level on points with leaders Luis Enrique’s side Barcelona.
"The whole stadium has applauded him, he's a great player and I don't think it's a goodbye."
We love him as a person and admire him as a player. He is motivated and always ready to play.”