Alvaro Arbeloa hails "world-class" James Rodriguez

Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa lavishes praise on teammate James Rodriguez, describing him as "world class" following his brace in the 4-0 win over Granada.

Alvaro Arbeloa has described Real Madrid teammate James Rodriguez as 'a world-class player'.

World Cup star James took time to settle in Spain after arriving in a £69m deal from Monaco this summer, but has been in exceptional form in recent weeks.

On Saturday, the Colombian scored twice in Madrid's 4-0 win over Granada, which brought praise from Arbeloa.

"Players like James fit into any system and team in the world," Arbeloa told the club's official website. "He is world class, an absolutely brilliant player, and it's a blessing for any coach to have players like him. We're very happy with him."

James has scored six times in 17 appearances across all competitions for Real Madrid this season.

Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 2, 2014
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