Colombia forward James Rodriguez has revealed that he would relish playing in the Spanish La Liga one day and the Premier league does not interest him as it is too physical for his liking.
The 22-year is in pole position to win the Golden Boot for the 2014 World Cup with 5 goals in 4 matches. His performances have been appreciated the world over and has almost single-handedly brought Colombia to their first quarter-final match against hosts Brazil on Friday.
French club Monaco splashed £38.5 million on the Colombian starlet last year and they selling their prized asset is looking a little too far, but Rodriguez has said that he would love playing in Spain one day.
“I’ve said in the past that I’d like to play in Spain one day, because it is a league that is good technically, and where you get a lot of touches on the ball, which is my style.
“The Premier League is maybe a bit physical at this stage. But I am a Monaco player and I’m not thinking about anything like that at the moment. I am now just concentrating on Brazil, which is going to be a wonderful experience for us.”
The road to the quarter-final stage has been smooth for Colombia with them boasting of a 100% record, Rodriguez said he is looking forward to the match against Brazil and is confident his side has the belief to go further.
“We are united, and our coach is very clever and knows how to get the best out of us, and outwit opponents. We have a great goalkeeper and we can score lots of goals. There is no reason why we can’t have a go at winning it.
“We have a nice blend of youth and experience. Our coach has got us all playing and fighting for each other, and for Colombia. We play the Colombian way and keep the ball. That’s something I’ve been taught since I was very young. But we are a solid unit defensively, and then there are players like myself who will try something a bit different – try to beat a man and change it up. We can play a number of different ways and can hit people with quick moves – that’s hard to defend against.”