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WATCH: 'Every game was a rollercoaster' - Diego Forlan looks back on LaLiga career

11:34 AM GMT 05/04/2019
Diego Forlan Atletico Madrid
Forlán scored 128 LaLiga goals during his seven-year stint in Spain with Villarreal and Atletico respectively

Diego Forlán's career saw him travel to all corners of the globe.

The 39-year-old strutted his stuff in South America, Europe, India, Hong Kong and Japan, but it was in Spain where the former Uruguay forward enjoyed his prime footballing years.

A two-time Pichichi winner, Forlán is fondly remembered at Atletico Madrid and Villarreal, for whom he netted a famous treble at the Camp Nou.

"I scored my first hat-trick in Europe against FC Barcelona," Forlán told official La Liga sponsor, Clear Men. "The first one was a really good goal, the second one as well.

"We drew a really difficult game because playing at the Camp Nou is always difficult."

Forlán left Villarreal for Atletico in the summer of 2007. The 2010 World Cup Golden Ball winner enjoyed great success with Los Colchoneros - he plundered almost a century of goals and won the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup during his four seasons in the Spanish capital - and he seemed to flourish in Atletico's then-unpredictable style.

"With Atletico de Madrid every game was a rollercoaster," Forlán said. "Sometimes you were winning easily, everything was calm and in just the snap of the fingers, everything changed."

Watch the full video with Forlán above.

Diego Forlán is an official LaLiga ambassador and was speaking courtesy of Clear Men, official global partner of LaLiga.