Bayern Munich player James Rodriguez has said that he is pleased with his start in the Bundesliga and said that he believes his new team is at the same level as his former team, Real Madrid.

Rodriguez has scored two goals and provided three assists in his twelve Bundesliga appearances this season and he has also played in every Champions League game since he moved to Bayern on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid.

Speaking to Sport1 Rodriguez said, “I am very pleased with my first six months” ahead of a trip home to Colombia for a winter break.

“We can go into the holidays with a good feeling after the last few weeks and hope to be successful next year as well. Bayern are like Real Madrid, a club at the highest level. They always want to win titles and are used to always having to win. Without question, Bayern is a top club.”

Rodriguez was the top scorer in the 2014 World Cup and he has become an integral part of Bayern’s recent success under their interim coach Jupp Heynchkes. They have won fifteen of sixteen games since changing coach in October.

Speaking last week Heynckes said that he expects Rodriguez to become “become more and more important to Bayern in the future.”

Rodriguez had some early problems with the language but he seems to have overcome them and settled in well despite “it being a little cold”.

“I like it here a great deal”, he said. “It’s a new life for me and Munich is a fantastic city.”

Speaking at a recent visit to a fan club in Hopferbach Rodriguez said, “Bayern is an amazing club, I can imagine playing here for many years.”