The Colombia playmaker struggled for full match fitness at the start of the campaign, but has hit top form in recent weeks, contributing one goal, two assists and some dazzling individual performances to Bayern's seven-match winning run under returning head coach Jupp Heynckes.
"It's a new way of life for me, but I’m happy," James told Bayern's official club website. "It's more chilled out here - I can go out for a walk without being pestered - and I'm learning German. And, of course, Bayern are a massive club who are always challenging for honours."
Like clearly attracts like. James has won domestic titles in four of the five countries in which he has played, and is a two-time UEFA Champions League winner with Real. Having joined Bayern on a two-year loan deal earlier in the summer, the ambitious 26-year-old could not be in a better place to add to his collection.
"I hope to win titles and show people what I'm capable of on the pitch," the former Banfield, Porto and Monaco star explained. "I'll give everything - right until the last. I want to win titles with this fantastic club!"
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James' insatiable competitive streak - a prerequisite of any Bayern player worth his salt - also extends to his thumbs.
"When I have the time, I really like playing FIFA on my Playstation," the Ares eSport team ambassador revealed. "I like watching TV shows, too. I've got Vikings and American Horror Story on the go at the moment. I keep myself to myself and I like to be at home, where I have my own space."
A born winner with world-beating abilities from his head down to his toes. It's always the quiet ones...