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Best goal was the one against Germany

Uruguayan star footballer Diego Forlan, the golden ball winner in the recent World Cup in South Africa, on monday described his goal against Germany in the showpiece event as his best.

kolkata Updated: Aug 02, 2010 12:00 IST

Uruguayan star footballer Diego Forlan, the golden ball winner in the recent World Cup in
South Africa, on monday described his goal against Germany in the showpiece event as his best.

"My best goal was the one against Germany. Every time you play for your country it is special," the 31 year old Forlan, who was here to take part in a soccer talent hunt show to be aired by the Mahuaa Bangla channel, told reporters.

Uruguay lost 2-3 to Germany in the third place play off with Forlan hitting the crosspiece from a freekick in the
90+3rd minute.

"The German players were tall. I tried to hit it near the goalkeeper post. I saw, it hit the cross," the Uruguayan
sensation said.

He said he was happier to win the Golden Ball than the Golden Boot won by Thomas Mueller of Germany.

"I had a chance to win the Golden Boot in Europe. I was nominated with other players. I knew it would be difficult.
Others had opportunity to play and had a chance to win. I was really happy they gave it to me.

"I scored five goals. FIFA sees the statistics and the timing of the goals. I was happy to be one of the top
strikers," he said.

"Of course, I needed to work hard. I was not thinking about recognition. You need to be focussed. I was enjoying my career. I will try to continue doing it this way."