"The club have proved their intent with the three signings they have made in this window", the Colombian said. In the end, we're speaking, in the end, about our squad, our team, our club. But I want to make it very clear that the club - if you want to call it the club or the structure above me - knows I need a striker and they also want a striker. "I think it'll be a very, very tight game but I can see Spurs winning it".
It is essential they get off to a positive start as winnable matches against West Brom, Crystal Palace and Brighton follow before October's Merseyside derby at home to Premier League champions Liverpool. "We can't afford to be up and down in performances".
Everton claim their marketing activity reached more than 400 million people globally - Rodriguez is the eighth-biggest sports star on social media in the world with 95.8million followers - and there are already huge expectations on the 29-year-old.
"For me he was disappointing [at Real Madrid]".
"Having South American players here just makes things a little bit easier", he said.
"Let's hope we can combine well and do well". I expected a lot more from James in his first spell and I expected a lot more in his second spell.
"I am here to play football and focus on my game".
"If I think too much about it, I don't know how to answer and I will get depressed".
"I am the sort of person that always wants to achieve more and more in my career and my life".
"It is a big risk in terms of our ambitions, first of all, because it is very, very possible you lose one of these matches and the part of the Premier League where you can lose and stay in competition but if you lose in the Europa League, you go out". We would like to be competitive in all the competitions and I think with these players the squad has improved and I think we are going to compete.
Ancelotti must decide which of his signings are ready for an instant debut in the Tottenham Stadium.
Spurs endured a thoroughly disastrous start before finishing sixth last season.
"I feel like I could play right now because sometimes when you have a lay-off it can do you good", he said.