EXCLUSIVE: Diego Forlan Chats To The Beautiful Game
Posted: 9 September 2020
The Beautiful Game had an amazing session with one of the most revered and technically gifted strikers in world football, Diego Forlan.
The striker turned out for Spanish giants Atletico Madrid and Villarreal, where he went on to score 128 goals in 240 appearances in seven seasons, becoming one of the lethal strikers the LaLiga has ever had.
The Beautiful Game asked the former goal-machine as to how South African strikers can improve in front of goal, and he obliged alright, saying;
“Yeah, so many things you know, firstly strikers must have something special in front of goal; when they head the ball, when they kick the ball, it’s something they must have
“Then of course as a coach, for a striker, it’s not only about scoring goals, of course its good to score goals, but a striker must know something; play with the ball and play the game.
“Strikers need to know how to move, they need to know how to help the team when we are building up play, and if you have those movements, and when the ball comes to you in front of goal, you need to be comfortable with the ball,” he concluded.
The Uruguayan international says he is open to coaching in South Africa if the project is right, what a sight it would be to see Forlan in the ABSA Premiership.
A special mention to LaLiga South Africa for having us as their guests.
Selebalo Karabo Phasha.