The most prolific striker in a single season in this competition told of his joy after his solitary goal handed the Dragons victory in the final over compatriots BragaPorto striker Radamel Falcao has spoken of his joy after scoring the winning goal against Braga in the Europa League final. His accurate header in the closing moments of the first-half proved the difference between the two sides in a 1-0 victory.
"I am happy, very happy in this unique moment but I am especially so for the team. I have to thank God that Porto were able to be in such a position," he told A Bola after the final whistle.
Although the Colombian has been very much the star of Andre Villas-Boas' team, he was quick to stress that their success in the competition was very much the result of a collective effort.
"Being the top goalscorer, scoring the most goals, that is a separate issue - what really matters is that the team wins. [The secret] is the strong desire shown by everyone. ," he further explained.
"The group is very united, eager and hungry, and we have shown that in every competition. We are excited, the team dreamed of this at the start to this season."
The 25-year old former River Plate hitman finished the Uefa competition with 17 goals, breaking the previous record for the most goals in one season held by then Bayern Munich striker Jurgen Klinsmann.