Forlan Believes He Has Improved At Atletico Madrid

The striker spoke about his partnership with Aguero and also how sad he was during the game with Sporting Gijon...

Diego Forlan believes that he has improved as a player at Atletico Madrid and says he is happy at the Spanish club.

Forlan has been the top scorer for the capital side this season and arguably the standout player in the squad too.

In an interview with AS, he explained how he feels that he is more versatile now and that he even likes playing deeper.

"At this stage of my career, it is very important to have arrived at a club like Atletico and to have this many goals...I have evolved coming to Atletico and the idea when I arrived was to play up top, with Kun [Sergio Aguero] behind. Later, I do not know, but I have started to like playing further back. I can still play up front, no matter how much I like to come back and help the team," he explained.

"In two years here I have done a lot for myself as a player and up front, not just helping out in defence, more than I did at Independiente, Manchester and Villarreal."

The striker was also asked whether he not he feels that his arrival has helped Aguero to become a better player.

"That is a lot to say. Perhaps my arrival conincided with his total adaption to Spanish football. When I came, he had already been here a year, we compliment each other well, we have two different styles and we adapt well," he mused.

Even though Forlan is scoring goals at the moment, he admits that he is not always happy, like during the game with Sporting Gijon, where many members of the team were abused by the fans.

"I was vey sad, because it is something that I have never been through before," he sighed.

"It is even sadder, because it was against a person like Mariano [Pernia]. If I am not mistaken, in twelve years here, there have been many important players but none have reached the Champions League. The fans forget that this team, like it or not, did qualify.

"I know that in the game in Santander and others, we have not played as expected, but we do not forget that many players and coaches have been here in recent years, and these 24 or 25 are the ones who reached the UEFA Cup and then the Champions League."

With regards to finishing in the top four this season, Forlan is under no illusion that it will be hard.

"It is difficult. We all want to get it and we would not be happy if we did not reach it, we will give everything we have to obtain it," he declared.

Finally, the Uruguayan forward was asked about his own future this summer and supposed interest from other clubs.

"For now, there are no offers. I have two years left on my contract and I would love to continue scoring goals for Atletico. I am very happy here and I feel very comfortable," he concluded.

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