Former Real Madrid bench warmer backs Morata for success

German Bundesliga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 24/07/2017

Former Real Madrid bench warmer backs Morata for success

Former Real Madrid bench warmer James Rodriguez has backed Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata for success as he looks forward to facing his former teammate on Tuesday in the International Champions Cup (ICC).

James played alongside the new Chelsea striker at Real Madrid and believes the Premier League champions have made a shrewd signing.

"Alvaro is an amazing player," James said. "I think he will do very well at Chelsea. Even though he had limited game time with Real Madrid, he did amazing things, and I wish him all the best for this season."

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The playmaker is settling in well at his new club and believes he is approaching peak fitness before the start of the new campaign.

"Bayern is a really united team and I'm very happy to be part of it," James said. "My physical conditioning is improving and we're all ready for this week's encounters.

"I came to Bayern because it's one of the best teams in the world. I'm also happy to be here with a coach that really trusts me. I'm here to win titles and, with the help of my players and coach, we will do it."

While James is enjoying working with the Bayern head coach, Ancelotti also expressed delight at sealing a loan deal for James -- a player he has signed for the second time, having brought him to Real Madrid after his sensational performances for Colombia at the 2014 World Cup.

James is training hard to replicate the form that makes him attract the interest of Real Madrid during the summer of 2014.

The Colombian has got the backing of his Coach Ancelotti who was his manager in Real Madrid.

"James is a player who has fantastic quality," Ancelotti said. "We can improve our linking play and he will give us better ability to do this and to play a better final ball to our strikers."