Colombian winger James Rodriguez has stated that he is happy at Bayern Munich and will stay at the club. James was loaned to Bayern Munich on a two-year loan last summer. Bayern’s newly appointed coach Niko Kovac said earlier that the 27-year old won’t return back to Real Madrid this summer.And now, the player himself spoke about his commitment to the club.
Talking on a Colombian program, James said, “So far, I’m still here and I’ve had a spectacular first season so I’m very happy there. I feel like the club and the fans love me very much.”
Earlier, there were rumors of James leaving Bayern but club legend and CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge brushed aside those rumors.
James Rodriguez had a sensational first season with Bayern Munich, playing 39 matches across all competitions. He scored 8 goals and provided 14 assists. His performances helped Bayern retain the Bundesliga title.
However, the winger had a more or less lukewarm World Cup with Colombia due to a calf injury. The injury saw him play Colombia’s World Cup opener against Japan as a second half substitute. The same calf injury saw him leave the final group game against Senegal after only 30 minutes. This injury eventually ruled him out of the round of 16 against England which Colombia lost. However, he had a brilliant game against Poland where he assisted two of Colombia’s three goals.