James Rodriguez hoping Monaco can beat Paris Saint-Germain to Ligue 1 title
By Andres Garavaglia & Patrick Haond. Last Updated: 21/12/13 11:54am
James Rodriguez: Wants to win the title with Monaco
James Rodriguez feels Monaco have a team capable of winning the league title this season and remains happy with his decision to join the club.
The Colombia international was part of the influx of high-profile signings at Monaco during the summer and he has scored twice in 16 Ligue 1 appearances.
Monaco are currently second in the table, two points behind leaders and reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain, and Rodriguez wants his side to maintain their title push.
"I don't know if other teams from other countries were interested in me," the attacking midfielder told Goal. "The only thing that I know is that Monaco was and that made me interested. That's the reason why I am here.
"I had a good season at Porto and that helped. I always want to play well, in each game, and I want my team to win.
"Monaco is going towards that. This project has great interest and I like that because I came to Monaco to win titles.
"I have played with great players that are very important and now I am in the same team with them. I know that we have very good players and a good team that could win the league.
"PSG is strong and the rest of the teams are also good. But we are going to compete with them until the last game."
Meanwhile, Monaco's goalkeeping coach Andre Amitrano believes the form of Danijel Subasic this season means the club do not necessarily need to sign a new No.1 next summer.
Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes has been heavily linked with a move to Monaco, but Amitrano has backed Subasic, who recently kept five clean sheets in a row.
Amitrano told L'Equipe: "Danijel matches expectations so far.
"He came here to help us to get promotion to Le Championnat and help us to reach the objective of Champions League qualification. Why should he not play in it if we qualify?"