For all the goals he’s scored, Diego Forlán isn’t exactly making himself popular among Atlético fans with some recent quotes in the media.
In October the eccentric striker told Reuters that he had no attachment to any team, and that he would leave if any offers came in.
The Uruguayan hasn’t been in great form this season and his words clearly upset the fans.
Now it seems Forlán is getting himself into an awkward position once again, as he told Don Balón magazine that he sees his current club as nothing more than an employer.
“I don’t think I owe Atlético anything. I get paid to give my best on and off the pitch. I have a contract here and I try to fulfill as good as I possibly can.
“Sometimes things go wrong, but I sleep well at night because I know I always try everything in my power.”
When asked about the fans, Cacha admitted he’s bothered by the little patience they show with him, even if he’s idolized in the Vicente Calderón.
“I don’t like it when they jeer me, but they have their reasons. I won’t say it doesn’t bother me. But at least they care enough to scream, they don’t ignore me,” he added.
“My personal goals for 2011? I prefer to think about the collective. All I care about now is that Atlético finishes in the third or fourth place in la Liga.”
What do you think? Should Forlán learn to pick his words more carefully, or does he really feel no connection to the Atleti faithful?