Can't see that quote anywhere, just...
"I think he realised he has to improve in a lot of things. He has to focus, he has to show his commitment. That's what he's trying to do and that is good for us.
"If he stays with us, it's good news for us because he can give us something more. We don't have any doubt about his quality, we have to be sure that we have players playing for 90 minutes with the intensity we're looking for.
"Each player has his characteristics, and some games where he can be the difference.
"If James is staying with us, we need to find the right games for him, and he has to show his commitment and his desire. It's something his teammates, fans and staff are expecting for him.
"If he can do that, he can make a contribution for the team."
Benitez confirmed that he was not involved in any transfer discussions regarding Rodriguez over the summer.
But he's aware that he now has to manage the situation, with the playmaker staying at Goodison Park for the foreseeable future.
"I was not in the conversations, I know that there were some clubs that had interest but that's it," the boss added.
"If the offer was good, you know the financial fair play rules and the problem we have with salaries, it was important for us to create some space for another player.
"We couldn't do it, and now we have to manage that."
Not in his plans though according to the press, doesn't sound that way to me, just challenging him to step up.