Uruguay are through to the quarter-finals at a World Cup for the first time in 40 years after a 2-1 success over South Korea, and striker Diego Forlan believes the narrow victory highlights the strength of their Asian opponents.
"It was a really difficult game, they have really good players, and it was tough, but in the end we won," he told Goal.com after the match.
"[It feels] very nice, I'm very happy. We will try to continue in this way. We know it's difficult but we had a great game and we're really happy with it."
Forlan, who confessed that the state of the pitch was "very bad", stated he has no preference in meeting the USA or Ghana in the quarter-finals.
"I don't know; it's just one game, you know, an elimination game, and nowadays every team is going to be difficult, so we know it's going to be tough," he noted.
After being down 1-0 just eight minutes into the match, South Korea looked like an improved side in the second half, and the Atletico Madrid striker believes it was very hard for Uruguay to impose their game after the break.
"It was a little bit bad [in the second half]. We did not have the ball, so it was difficult to counter attack, and they were playing really well," Forlan explained.
Luis Suarez crafted a beautiful goal before full time, when he curved the ball in off the post after cutting inside from the left, and Forlan has no doubt the Ajax man's strike is one of the finest this World Cup has seen.
"Well, it could be one of the best. There have been very nice goals, but this one was also very nice," he added.
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