"It was massive for the family, everyone was very happy," he told Arsenal Player. "I'm lucky James is part of my family as he is a great footballer and also a great guy. He deserves the best.
"The World Cup was a beautiful experience. We had a big responsibility since Colombia had not qualified for a World Cup for the 16 years. We were very much looking forward to it and we did very well.
"Everyone in Colombia was very happy during the World Cup and they showed it when we arrived home. The welcome from the people was amazing; we were not expecting something like that, and we were all so happy."
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