DT brought “technical reasons” not to put him in the match with Borussia Dortmund.
Niko Kovac, Bayern Munich coach, seems unconvinced that James Rodriguez can be a starter on his team. Or at least, that hinted at the press conference prior to the semifinal of the German Cup, in which Bayern will face Werder Bremen on Wednesday. However, the Colombian, who is due the loan of two years in June, was called to that party.
Kovac acknowledged that James was not called for the game against the same opponent in the Bundesliga on Saturday, due to injury, but said that in the match against Borussia Dortmund did not take it into account for technical reasons.
“We got James Rodriguez and Leon Goretzka against Dortmund for technical reasons, and that decision brought us 5-0, so you ask, ‘Why should I change anything?'” Kovac asked.
James Rodríguez returned to training with Bayern Munich
Mendes would call for a meeting in Bayern to define James’s future
The coach did not want to refer to the future of any player on the squad: “Everything that happens in the summer, we will talk and we will meet after the last game,” he said.
Uli Hoeness, Bayern’s top manager, put James’ continuity in the hands of the coach, although at the time he acknowledged that he would not make an investment of 42 million euros for a player who is not the undisputed holder of the team. On the other hand, the general director of the club, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, is in favor of buying his sports rights.