James Rodriguez talked about how the classic No. 10 has disappeared from the modern game.
"I don't think there are any No. 10s left in the world," said Rodriguez.
Rodriguez's most natural position is as a No. 10.
"When I arrived at Porto, they told me clearly: 'We know you’re a classic 10, but here you’re going to play as a forward'. From that moment, I started working as a "false 9", also running towards the centre. Eight or 10 years ago it was different, because attacking midfield was a regular position. Today, those who have a 10 on their back are normally centre-forwards or complete midfielders."
Rodriguez has played well for Bayern since Jupp Heynckes replaced Carlo Ancelotti.