Bundesliga: James Rodriguez is indispensable for Bayern

Bundesliga: James Rodriguez is indispensable for Bayern

If you use the word & # 39; luxury unit & # 39; googles, the search engine spits four messages about FC Bayern in their first five entries. No wonder: the German record champion has in any case in this country by far the best troop together, especially in breadth.

For the Bayern trainer Niko Kovac, however, the lavish offer in the midfield is mostly curse and blessing at the same time. Although the former coach of Eintracht Frankfurt can draw a lot, he has to explain weekly to a considerable part of his stars that they have to sit on the couch or even in the stands.

In the center there is now so much audience that the three positions that are awarded in the midfield become a rare commodity. One of them, who last year belonged to the permanent inventory in the Bavarian center, did not intervene well: James Rodriguez. His problem is also that he prefers to run in the preseason as a tenth, there he completed 25 of his 39 FCB competitive matches (five goals / seven assists), it is this position in the 4-1-4 -1-system of Kovac that currently does not There is one against one.

James passes internationals

Moreover, the Colombian came back with a bleeding in the calf of the World Cup and thus missed a part of the preparation including the Supercup and the first round in the Cup. In the first two Bundesliga games against Hoffenheim (3: 1) and Stuttgart (3: 0), the left foot had to settle for two short appearances.

To eliminate his backlog, the 27-year-old decided to abandon the recent international trip and work on his condition in Munich instead. He deployed additional services and worked individually with fitness trainer Dr. Holger Broich.

James struggles to regain his former level and insists on his first start-up effort under Kovac.


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