Monday, July 14, 2014

James Rodriguez thanks fans and teammates

James Rodríguez posted a message thanking the Colombia squad after he was crowned the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot winnerwith six goals in five games in Brazil. "First of all, thanks to God. I'd also like to thank all of you for giving me the strength to win this award, and my Colombia teammates, without whom this wouldn't have been possible", the Monaco schemer posted on Facebook and Twitter. Rodríguez, who turned 23 on Saturday, pipped Thomas Müller to the accolade after the Germany man drew a blank in Sunday's final, leaving him with five goals. Behind them, Argentina's Lionel Messi, Brazil's Neymar and Holland's Robin van Persie all hit the target four times in the tournament. Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, who missed the World Cup through injury, congratulated his countryman and current Monaco teammate on Twitter. "Well done to my buddy @jamesrodriguez on being top scorer at the World Cup. Congrats and long live Colombia!!!" he wrote. Meanwhile, former goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón, who hung up his gloves after Colombia were knocked out by Brazil in the quarter-finals, tweeted: "Congratulations 'Jamesin', you deserve this and so much more!!! You legend".