Jese Rodriguez expressed his gratitude towards all involved with Real Madrid after making his long-awaited return on Tuesday.
After missing almost nine months due to a right cruciate ligament injury suffered against Schalke in the UEFA Champions League in March, Jese made a goal-scoring return to the pitch as Real routed Cornella 5-0 in the Copa del Rey round of 32.
The 21-year-old came off the bench in the second half and completed the scoring with 13 minutes remaining to give Real a 9-1 aggregate win at The Santiago Bernabeu.
And Jese was quick to thank the club, team-mates and fans for their support during his rehabilitation.
"It has been many months of suffering," the Spaniard said afterwards.
"Everyone has helped me a lot, the fans, the president, my team-mates. The fans love me a lot and I love them too.
"You go through a difficult time when you're out, because it's many months away from the pitch. I have to keep on working to improve physically.
"I missed being with the team and scoring goals. I dedicate this to the fans, because they have supported me a lot, and to the doctors and physios."comments