James Rodriguez has focused on serving to Colombia report their best-ever FIFA International Cup™ end in Russia and salivated over a possible conflict with Germany within the knockout section.
A Rodriguez double – embellished via the that mind-blowing FIFA Puskás Award winner – powered Colombia previous Uruguay and into the International Cup quarter-finals for the primary time at Brazil 2014, the place they misplaced 2-1 to Brazil in spite of the function that received their No10 the adidas Golden Boot. And the attacking midfielder sees no explanation why Colombia can’t pass no less than one higher in Jap Europe.
“I wish to have a excellent International Cup and lend a hand my team-mates get to the semi-finals or the Ultimate,” Rodriguez instructed the Bundesliga’s legit web site. “Why now not?”
Colombia face Japan, Poland and Senegal in Team H. The chance of going through Germany, the place Rodriguez has been based totally in 2017/18 with Bayern Munich, excites the 26-year-old who has already performed membership soccer in six nations. Colombia and Germany may just probably meet within the quarter-finals or Ultimate.
“It might be nice, stated Rodriguez. “However that is a ways away – we want to take issues step-by-step.”
Rodriguez’s 21 targets in 62 internationals have him 3rd on Colombia’s record of all-time main marksmen, in the back of Falcao (29 targets) and Arnoldo Iguaran (25).
Rene Higuita, who stored function for Colombia at Italy 1990, not too long ago hailed Rodriguez as “the entire participant” in an unique interview with FIFA.com.
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