It is no secret to anyone that James David Rodríguez Rubio’s wish was to return to European football. That continent where he felt perfectly in Porto, Monaco, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Everton and a break he suffered when taking on the challenge of going to an unknown league like Qatar where the adventure he had was not the best .
The doors were closed to him at Atlético de Madrid on several occasions, at Valencia in Spain and at Galatasaray. He saw it as difficult for him to return to Europe when Turkish football was still in the transfer market, but Radamel Falcao García’s former team opted to hire Mauro Icardi and Juan Mata, the Argentine has borne many fruits. However, he did not get tired of playing countries and it was time for him to shine and shine in Greece.
With the most successful team in Hellenic lands such as Olympiacos, James Rodríguez has shone as the most important player of the month of October. His award and his recognition make him one of the most important players in the squad with two assists and two goals in two months in the red-and-white team.
James Rodríguez is about to play his eighth match with Olympiacos and the moment he lives has been very important for Míchel González, technical director of the club. The Colombian specified about obtaining the distinction as the best player in October, “I am very happy. The award is due to teamwork. Many thanks to my colleagues who help me to be better and better every day. For us it is very important to continue like this, working as a team to get to where we want to be”, began the dialogue with the official media of the Hellenic institution.
He went on to say how he has felt in the Greek Super League, “I am having a lot of fun playing. I like these matches. I enjoy hard and big games. The next match is very important for us and we hope to play well and win”.
Olympiacos missed out on the derby when Panathinaikos equalized late in the match. However, James highlighted the good level they are offering after beating Levadiakos, “we are really improving a lot. This is because we played a lot, more games and got to know each other better. It makes perfect sense. I think we’re on the right track and I hope we continue like this with victories because that’s what we all want”.
The next challenge for James Rodríguez will be to face AEK Athens and this he said, “it is an important game for us. It’s a tough game, we have to be very careful. Play hard, dynamic, with a lot of intensity in our game and take advantage of the opportunities that we are creating. I am sure, without a doubt, that if we do our job well we will win on Sunday.”