James Rodríguez faces criticism for his call-up to the Colombian team: “Physically I am perfect”
James Rodriguez traveled to the city of Bogota on the occasion of the inauguration of his new restaurant in the capital of the Republic. This visit was used by the Colombian midfielder to train at the sports headquarters of the Colombian Football Federation with the clothing of the Colombia selection. After his training day on Monday the 22nd, the goalscorer of the Brazil World Cup 2014 gave a few words to the communications office.
James He is currently without a team after he terminated his contract with Olympiacos of Greece in full competition. Although there have been rumors of some clubs Europe and South America who want the services of the Colombian, his future remains uncertain. The footballer, in his dialogue with the official channels of the national team, stated that he was physically ready and that the purpose of these training sessions is not to lose physical shape.
“I am very happy, very happy, it is like being at home. They are treating me in a very good way, it is always like that. Now with the coaching staff doing things and thinking about everything that is going to be very important. I’m fine, physically I’m perfect, more than anything it’s keeping in shape”.
The South American qualifiers towards the FIFA World Cup in 2026 will start in the month of September before Venezuela in local condition. This date is marked in the calendar of the second all-time goalscorer of the Colombian team, who assured that everything is given to make a great presentation at the event. Also, James hinted to be one of the players summonable for these days
“You have to be well, September, October and November are coming, where there are going to be three super important dates. You have to be in good shape, we have the coaching staff and players to do things well. There is so, there is a lot of talent and a lot of quality, we must be focused ”.
Finally, James Rodriguez sent a message of encouragement to the Colombia sub-20 team that these days disputes the World Cup in Argentina. The man from Cucuta was part of the Colombian team that played this event in 2011 in our country and predicted a good presentation for those led by Hector Cardenas. James’ numbers in this competition were three goals and the same number of assists, that same year he made his debut with the senior team led by Leonel Álvarez:
“I wish the boys much success, that they continue to do things well. The first game is always going to be tough, but they did their job, which was to win. I hope everything goes well and they can reach the grand final and why not, win that tournament. There are players with a lot of talent and a lot of quality”
andre mazzuco, sports director of the black and white squad, referred to the most recent response given to the agents of James Rodríguez. There he implied that no further efforts will be made for his signing. In addition, he highlighted the philosophy of the president of the brazilian institution, which indicates that for what I know about the signing of the contract there must be the will of both parties. In this specific case, there was no intention on the part of the Colombian to adjust his figures to ones that suit the club:
“The James issue has already been overcome in the last answers we gave. Being a player of this level ends up having relevance. There was a consultation of conditions and, I will use John’s words, that there has to be an understanding between what the club wants and a willingness on the part of the athlete to go for a proposal. It’s a thermometer, we’re still in the same situation,” he said.