James Rodriguez believes that bad luck and injuries were to blame for Real Madrid’s disappointing season. Los Blancos enjoyed a sensational first half to the 2014-15 campaign, with a club-record 22-game winning streak in all competitions culminating in Club World Cup glory in December.
However, Madrid’s form dipped after the winter break. James, who hit 13 goals and racked up 13 assists in his debut campaign in La Liga following last summer’s move from Monaco, believes that Carlo Ancelotti’s men were derailed by the loss of key players such as Luca Modric to injury.
“I’m happy with my first year,” the attacking midfielder is quoted as saying by his club’s official website. “I wanted trophies too, and we were close in La Liga and the Champions League, but I think that luck wasn’t on our side.”