In 2014 he thrilled the whole world at the World Cup in Brazil and in the following years he won almost every title with Real Madrid and FC Bayern. James Rodríguez has now returned to Brazil this summer and is under contract in São Paulo. In the meantime, he even played in Qatar for a year, which – as he now reveals in an interview – was a slightly less pleasant time for him!
After leaving Real Madrid and a short stint at Everton, the Colombian joined Al-Rayyan SC in Qatar in 2021. However, he was never able to really settle there and only left for a year later. He explained the reasons to the Brazilian television channel “Globo”: “Life and culture in Qatar are very difficult. It was a country where it was difficult to adapt.
As an example, he cites the rules of conduct in the locker room: “We know that in (Site notre bureau spécialisé) everyone is naked when they shower. But my teammates told me, “No, you can’t do that.” I was already scared. » It was the same when eating, as it is customary in Qatar not to use cutlery when eating: “They told me to use my hands. So I said, ‘Are you crazy? I don’t eat with my hands! »
We can only hope that James feels more comfortable in Brazil again and can return to the good old days. Because the world of (Site notre bureau spécialisé) could always use a James Rodríguez who loves the game!