Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti has entrusted James with the job of pulling the strings in his team’s attacking department, with the Colombian’s returns in 12 appearances across all competitions tallying up to seven direct goal involvements.
James has been the facilitator for Everton’s attacks this season whenever he is on the pitch and has provided an insight on how his own football philosophy marries into the creative role he is entrusted to play.
The 29-year-old is of the view that his game is all about making his team-mates play to the best of their ability while on the pitch and in essence helping the team win.
James has great confidence in his own ability and believes he can be of use to Ancelotti wherever he is deployed on the pitch, while acknowledging English football is more challenging than other leagues.
“I’ve played in many other leagues but here players are stronger, they play more physically, and they are always looking for the ball”, James told Everton TV.
“Football is not only about running.
“It is about making your team-mates play the best way and helping them win.
“When one’s talented and skilled, one can play anywhere.
“I want to help the team so they can play at the highest level.”
Having returned to the pitch as a substitute in Everton’s 1-0 loss against West Ham United on Friday following an injury layoff, James will be keen to kick on and get back to playing his best football.