Nobody in Madrid much likes Colombian superstar James Rodríguez. His teammates don’t like him, his coach doesn’t like him, the fans don’t like him, the president doesn’t like him, even the local cops don’t like him. At a career crossroad of sorts, with his talent unquestioned but his dedication and professionalism openly debated, James needs to prove he still has what it takes to thrive at the biggest club in the world.
Luckily for him, then, comes this international break. Back with the national team, James remains the focal point of his team and can enjoy the free role playing just behind a striker where he’s most dangerous. Naturally, in the World Cup qualifier Colombia are playing against Bolivia right now, James already has the nifty little goal you see above and an assist.
This, James, is how you win people back.