Rumors were already swirling that James Rodriguez was frustrated with Bayern Munich head coach Niko Kovač. After the squad’s extremely disappointing 1-1 draw with Ajax in the Champions League today, the Colombian seemed to add fuel to the fire, making a conspicuously hasty exit from the locker room after the match.
James had surprisingly been left on the bench in favor of Javi Martinez. He did not enter the game until the 62nd minute when he replaced Arjen Robben. While it would only be speculation to say that James may have felt slighted, his earlier frustration with Kovač likely came into play with his decision to make a quick exit from the Allianz Arena.
Wortloser Blitzabflug von @jamesdrodriguez. Bereits um 23:02 Uhr, also knapp 10 Minuten (!) nach Abpfiff, rauscht der Kolumbianer frischgeduscht aus der Arena ab. Frust-Potenzial scheint hoch zu sein. @SPORT1 #fantalk pic.twitter.com/RQIC7hsJuz— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) October 2, 2018
Silent lightning-fast exit by @jamesdrodriguez. Already at 23:02 o’clock, just 10 minutes (!) after the final whistle, the Colombian sped out of the arena freshly showered. Frustration potential seems high. @SPORT1 #fantalk
With three disappointing results in a row, frustration inside and outside of the Bayern locker room is certainly growing. The upcoming days and games should yield some idea of how the roster will react to the disappointment of the last two weeks.