James Rodriguez says he’s happy together with his begin in Germany, whereas telling Sport1 that Bayern Munich are on the similar excessive degree as his former workforce Actual Madrid.
James, 26, has scored two targets and supplied three assists in 12 Bundesliga appearances this season, and has additionally featured in each Champions League recreation since becoming a member of on a two-year mortgage deal from Actual Madrid in the summertime.
“I’m very happy with my first six months,” the Colombia playmaker mentioned earlier than flying again to his homeland for a winter break.
“We will go into the vacations with feeling after the previous couple of weeks and hope to achieve success subsequent 12 months as nicely.
“Bayern are like Actual Madrid — a membership on the highest degree. They at all times wish to win titles and are used to at all times having to win. With out query, Bayern is a high membership.”
The highest scorer on the 2014 World Cup has change into an integral a part of Bayern’s current success underneath interim coach Jupp Heynckes — racking up 15 wins in 16 video games because the 72-year-old took over for a fourth time period in October.
Heynckes mentioned final week he anticipated James to “change into increasingly more vital to Bayern sooner or later.”
Having overcome early issues with the language, James has now “settled in nicely” in Germany regardless of “it being a bit chilly.”
“I prefer it right here an excellent deal”, he mentioned. “It is a new life for me and Munich is a improbable metropolis.”
As well as, James revealed on a go to to a fan membership in Hopferbach final week: “Bayern is an incredible membership — I can think about enjoying right here for a few years.”
Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC. Observe him on Twitter: @LovellLowdown.