Uruguayan Diego Forlan, the former Atlético Madrid striker and the only player to win the Golden Boot in the club’s history in 2009, confirmed it would be “difficult” for his compatriot Luis Suarez and Frenchman Antoine Griezmann to score goals. make in the game against Barcelona. which is hosted by the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the eighth round of the Spanish football league “La Liga”.
Before the LaLiga ambassadors’ celebration in Madrid, Forlan said: “It would be difficult if they scored. They are two players who can score and play well and they want to prove this and play in the best possible way, especially when you’re playing against this opponent, it always motivates you.” .
Forlan played several games against Barcelona in the Atletico Madrid shirt and said: “It’s always a nice game, these kind of games, playing in your stadium and in a beautiful stadium, Coanda Metropolitano, and the return of the crowd are all beautiful stuff.”
The former Uruguayan striker thinks the game will be “difficult for both teams”, and despite Atlético Madrid’s lead over Barcelona, he believes “it will be very even”.
In this context, Forlan added: “Barcelona is only two points away and if it wins, it will surpass Atletico Madrid in points. Barcelona has good players, even if it goes through a bad management time.”
Atletico Madrid have not performed well in recent games, despite the strong attacking arsenal of Luis Suarez, Griezmann, Joao Felix and Angel Correa.
Forlan believes these players need time and adapt together, noting that Griezmann recently returned to Atletico Madrid, along with Suarez’s return from the Copa America.
Forlan praised Sergio Aguero, saying: “I think it is a good deal, at the moment he is a player with a lot of experience and he knows the Spanish league, even if he is playing for the first time in Barcelona. We hope he recovers well from injury, I think he can contribute “A lot in the club. He is a great player with great attacking potential and is able to bring more calm that Barcelona need.”