“James Is Godsend”

James Rodriguez has made a huge impression on Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes, who believes the Colombian has been a “godsend” since arriving on loan from Real Madrid.

The attacking midfielder gradually fell out of favour at the Santiago Bernabeu after initially impressing in the wake of an €80million move from Monaco which came on the back of an immense 2014 World Cup showing.

He also got off to a slow start in Munich, initially struggling to get into Carlo Ancelotti’s starting XI on a regular basis, but things have improved since the Italian’s dismissal.

James has become an important part of Heynckes’ team and has so far managed four goals and six assists from 12 Bundesliga starts.

And, although Heynckes expects James to keep keeping better, he could not hide his pleasure at the Colombian’s impact.

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