Forlán returns to training in Madrid

Will train with countryman Diego Godín today and join the full squad Tuesday

Diego Forlan (AFP/Getty)

AS reports that World Cup Golden Ball winner Diego Forlán arrived in Madrid yesterday, and will immediately engage in fitness sessions at the Cerro del Espino training ground today.

The Uruguayan star forward will be reuniting with his team-mates Tuesday, upon their return from Cádiz.

Forlán returns to the team following perhaps the best three months of his career. In addition to his immensely successful World Cup performance, where he scored five goals leading Uruguay to its first semi-final in 40 years, the beloved rojiblanco striker netted twice against Fulham in the Europa League final in May – including the late extra time strike that handed us our first continental title in 48 years.

The Uruguayan was voted the best player of 2010 World Cup, winning the Golden Ball award. And just this week it was announced that the national league in his homeland were naming their top-scorer trophy after the prolific striker.

New signing and centre-back Diego Godín will accompany his national team partner in what will be his first training session as a member of Atlético. The club hopes to have the Charrúa pair available for the upcoming friendly against Mallorca on Saturday.

Sergio “Kun” Agüero meanwhile, after a stellar showing in the Trofeo Ramón Carranza this weekend, will be required to join the Argentine national team in Ireland today ahead of an international friendly on Wednesday.

  • Will

    Great website! very beautiful and organized.. I like that.. I’ll follow it now.. and I’m already following it on Twitter.. congrats..

  • Diego back is news, but Godin taking for the first time part in practice with his new teammates is the real bomb! :)))

  • 22gulu85

    I’ll give you guys point for being better than the official website. I bet atleti will finish 2nd.

  • Ringo Schut

    If every player plays like they could, there is actually a good chance we’ll finish second 🙂 Barcelona is favourite for the title, but Real has to adapt to Mourinho’s style. Mourinho himself stated that his teams are best in the second season he’s with a club. Still, they are favourites for the second place. I think our goal should be third or fourth, depending on how we start the competition. How fast our new defenders adapt is very important!

    Hoping on 20+ goals for both Forlán and Kun this season 😉
    I wonder, how much Forlán will score if he’s as good in the first half of the season as he always is in the second 🙂

  • Guido

    Good job on the article, Forlan did have an amazing world cup appearance and it seems like this year will be a better year for him and atletico.