Diego Forlan, who has not scored in his last 12 outings for Los Rojiblancos, has insisted he still knows where the back of the net is and will soon be back among the goals.
Despite having an excellent World Cup, Forlan has failed to capitalize and carry on the goal-scoring form for too long as he failed to score in any of his last 12 appearances for Atletico. Forlan only managed to net thrice this season and that too in the opening two games of the La Liga season. The Uruguayan star striker has rarely gone so long without a goal, but insisted that he is not upset about his barren spell in front of goal and confident that he will return to the goal trail for his club sooner rather than later.
“Now the chances are not going in, but soon they will. You need to continue trying and I’m determined to do that. You don’t forget how to score goals and I’m not thinking day in, day out that I haven’t scored. The goals will soon arrive.”
The former Manchester United man, who hit the post and was also denied by a last-ditch block during Sunday’s 2-0 derby defeat by Real Madrid, claimed that he is remaining composed and has no doubts over his goal-scoring ability.
“I’ve twice won the Golden Boot as top scorer, and many people will not forget this. You need to be calm and nothing else. In the game against Madrid I had two or three chances but the defender were able to stop me, and the other day against Almeria the same thing happened. The goals will come, I haven’t forgotten how to score, and you have to keep trying. It is true that I was more involved in the match against Real Madrid. I feel bad for having lost the derby, but on a personal level I feel fine.”
The Uruguayan has twice won the European Golden Shoe during six phenomenal seasons in Spain with Villarreal and Atletico Madrid, and this summer he finished as top scorer at the FIFA World Cup™ with five goals.