Uruguay’s Forlan looks to ease pressure on himself

Uruguay striker Diego Forlan is looking to ease the pressure on

himself, so he’s not promising any goals in the next World Cup game

against South Africa.

The 31-year-old Forlan says he “only tries to do the best

possible for the team” and “I don’t promise goals.”

Forlan showed flashes of his potential in Uruguay’s first Group

A match against France on Friday, but the fear of losing the

opening game stifled offensive tactics and the game ended in a dull

0-0 draw.

The forward has twice won the Golden Boot as Europe’s top

scorer. He can play in several different positions, but said Sunday

he prefers the striker position because it’s where he feels “most


Uruguay plays South Africa on Wednesday in Pretoria.