In the past hours, the German newspaper Bild confirmed that the fall of coach Niko Kovac had a great relationship with the Colombian. James Rodriguez, whom they refer to as the party organizer of his time at Bayern Munich. Information provided by Bild, which has been repeated by various media outlets around the world, indicates a WhatsApp group called “Miami Nights” and that the Colombian “10” was one of the leaders.
Bild reports that James and a group of Bavarian players, when Niko Kovac was the coach, broke the rules and went to celebrate. On a walk in Miami, when they were on tour during 2018, they arrived the next day at 6 am. This could have been decisive for Kovac to leave Bayern Munich.
The Colombian, whom Bild classifies as a “group beast”, could have been spotted by the coach with David Alaba, now Real Madrid’s player, and the penalty would have been just another training session. But they weren’t the only ones at Bayern Munich. German media reported that Rafinha and Ribery did not escape that night of partying in Miami. The following year, the “10” left the club.
It must be remembered that after his departure from Munich in 2019, James returned to Madrid and in 2020 signed with Everton. He recently joined Qatari football with Al Rayyan and had just been with the Colombian national team, playing the last minutes against Brazil and was the first base player against Paraguay. Criticism of the “10” is still the norm today.
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