Real Madrid winger James Rodriguez has thanked his Colombia team mates for their support, saying he plays better when those surrounding him are behind him rather.
The 24-year-old starred in his national side’s win over Ecuador on Tuesday evening and grabbed an assist for Carlos Bacca.
His performances for Colombia have been in contrast to those for Real Madrid this year. His dip in form at club level has lead to some Madridistas and certain sections of the media to blame him and Isco for the team’s struggles overall. There has also been talk in recent weeks that the 10-time Champions League winners will consider selling James at the end of the campaign.
Earlier this week, ex-Colombia international Faustino Asprilla said James just needs to feel more loved at his club and he will perform better.
And speaking to the media after the Ecuador game, James hinted at the same.
“It is because I’m playing, this happens when you play and have everybody’s support. I am happy, happy. Now we have to continue in this fashion, they were good and I think we played a great game. I wanted to score a goal, but the goalkeeper played well. The best thing is that we took three points,” he told Caracol Television.