Jupp Heynckes has said the toughness of the German language is making it hard for James Rodriguez to turn it up at the Bundesliga champions so far.
Heynckes said: “James Rodriguez doesn’t speak German. German football is very different to football in South America. It is a very difficult situation for a young player.
“However, he should know that he can count on my support and my help because I like technically gifted players. And I believe he has a lot of talent.
“I’ve seen his games for Real Madrid but I don’t know him personally. When they come back [from the international break], I’m going to talk with them a lot and give them some advice.”
The 26-year-old is currently away with the Colombia national side preparing for their final World Cup qualifier in Peru.