'This could be my year' - Porto's James Rodriguez

The Colombian youngster is happy with his rich vein of form and is keen to affirm himself as a regular first-team member
Porto winger James Rodriguez has declared he is looking to make his mark at the Estadio do Dragao.

The Colombia Under-20 international joined Porto from Banfield in the summer of 2010 for €5.1 million after establishing himself as one of South America's hottest properties.

Rodriguez endured an indifferent start to life at the club, but as the season wore on, he became an important member of the squad and closed the curtain on the campaign with a hat-trick in the Portuguese Cup final.

The 20-year-old shone for his country in the Toulon Tournament earlier in the summer, which saw him linked with Inter, but a transfer failed to materialise.

Having so far netted three goals in two league games for the club, the Colombian has confessed his desire to become an integral part of the squad.

"I am very happy, things have been going well for me," he said after Friday's 3-0 victory against Vitoria Setubal. "In the first few matches I did not play much, but now I am playing more.

"We have to keep the same level for the Champions League, we already have to think about Tuesday's game [against Shakhtar] because we are facing a very tough team.

"This could be my year, with everyone's help, but it will be not only my year, it will be the whole team's year."