Jürgen Klinsmann referred to the departure of James Rodríguez at Bayern Munich

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The former German player referred to Cucuteño's time at Bayern Munich.  Photo: FCF
The former German player referred to Cucuteño’s time at Bayern Munich. Photo: FCF

the era of Nestor Lorenzo at the head of the Colombian team starts this Saturday when the tricolor is measured in the Red Bull Arena in the US state of New Jersey, unparalleled Guatemalato then face the Mexican team next Tuesday, September 27th in Santa Clara (California).

Lorenzo’s first call was a topic of conversation due to several absences such as that of Millonarios player Daniel Ruiz as well as Lorenzo’s presence James RodriguezHowever, who has had few minutes in recent months, the former FC Bayern Munich played 72 minutes with his new team, Olympiacos from Greece.

However, James Rodríguez’s call to the Colombia team was also supported by journalists and his former teammates tricolor and by Néstor Lorenzo, who made it clear that he will have the ’10’ in this new trial.

“James is a player who gave a lot to Colombian football. I think he has a lot to give. I spoke to him personally and found that he is very dedicated and eager to serve the Colombian team to the full. He convinced me and I’m sure that at the beginning of a process it’s important to have these kinds of players with this level of commitment and will.”

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After declining in importance at Real Madrid in 2017 under Zinedine Zidane’s technical management, James Rodríguez moved to Germany to join Bayern Munich, then managed by Italian Carlo Ancelotti.

In his first season in the Bundesliga, James Rodríguez made 39 appearances in all competitions with a record of 8 goals and 14 assists, but in his second season his performance declined with a record 7 goals and 6 assists.

Despite Bayern’s intentions to exercise the option to buy James Rodríguez, the Brazil 2014 goalscorer opted to return to Spain as he wasn’t comfortable in Germany. “The cold cost me a lot, there is a lot of quality of life in Munich, but I couldn’t feel comfortable there.”

In dialogue with Snail News, one of the legends of German football, referred to James Rodríguez’s time in the Bundesliga. Former player Jürgen Klinsmann, who wore the Bayern shirt between 1995 and 1997, had no doubts about the coffee player’s technical quality.

“I know he tried to adapt, but it was very difficult. I spoke to a lot of people at the time and they loved him very much, he has a nice personality. Now he has played for FC Bayern with 20 national players, 20 James are in the squad. The Germans or Europeans have it easier because of all the personal factors.”

Likewise, Olympiacos coach in Greece, Míchel, praised the Colombian for being able to lead in his cycle with the team Red and white. “James smells like a midfielder from yesteryear, with a lateral starting point that allows Pékerman to combine strikers and positions. What is striking is his five goals, which he scored in all games, but the reality is that his maturity has nothing to do with his age. Young and willing, but always handsome. Falcao can be rehabilitated in peace. Who would have thought that two weeks ago?


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