Champions League

James: Bayern favourites to win Champions League

2018-02-15 14:40
James Rodriguez Bayern (Getty Images).

Cape Town - Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez believes Die Roten are the favourites to win the Champions League this season.

The 26-year-old joined the Bundesliga champions from Real Madrid on a two-year loan deal at the start of the season, and the German side are reportedly eager to make the move permanent.

James has established himself as an important member of manager Jupp Heynckes' team and has now backed them to win the Champions League. They will host Besiktas in the first leg of their last-16 tie next week.

"Bayern is my favourite to win the Champions League," James told Sport Bild. "We have a super team with top players. Why shouldn't we win the Champions League?"

The Colombian has played in 24 games for Bayern across all competitions this campaign and has scored four goals and made six assists in that time.

He was part of the Real Madrid side that knocked Bayern out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage of the competition last season.


Read News24’s Comments Policy


Who will emerge victorious in this season's Champions League?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.