James explodes against Kovac: "We are not in Frankfurt"
Bayern Munich has not had a good time in sports and the first critical voices in the dressing room against Kovac did not take long to rise. According to Bild, James Rodriguez attacked the coach last week in the dressing room, taking advantage of his absence. "We are not here in Frankfurt!" Said the enraged Colombian, referring to his coach's previous team. James was a substitute in the draw against Ajax (1-1) in the Champions League and did not play any minute in the game against Augsburg (1-1). The midfielder would be unhappy and would have thought to speak with the coach to say he wants to leave the Bavarian set. After three consecutive matches without winning, the doubts grow in Säbener Strasse. Not only the Colombian would be angry with Kovac. The German midfielder says that part of the squad is upset with the coach because he speaks in Croatian with his coaching staff. The players consider a lack of respect that they do not use German to communicate with their brother Robert Kovac, goalkeeper coach Toni Tapalovic and Bosnian sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. Another problem is the rotations. The stars of Bayern's staff understand the need for rest, but do not share the distribution of minutes. Several important players are seeing their minutes multiplied on the bench. On Saturday, against Borussia of Mönchengladbach, new test of fire for Niko Kovac.
"James's future is a thriller"
The German press is speculating on what could happen at the end of this season with James Rodriguez, player that Real Madrid has on loan to Bayern Munich, which has a purchase option of 42 million euros. The newspaper 'Sport Bild' talks about a "thriller" about the uncertain future of the Colombian international.
The newspaper said that the Portuguese Jorge Mendes, James' representative, would have planned to meet with the directors of the Bavarian club before January to clarify his situation. In principle, the idea of both parties is to reach an agreement for the midfielder to be owned by the German champion, although the weekly does not rule out that the club will buy it and then put it on sale for a higher price. The Premier could be the next destination of the coffee grower, who enjoys a good poster in the English market.