Diego Godin and Colombia manager Jose Pekerman have both said that they believe Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao can rediscover his goalscoring prowess.
The Colombian was one of the best strikers in Europe whilst playing with Godin at Atletico Madrid, but since a serious knee injury in March 2014, the 29-year old has failed to find his once-lethal form.
After a quiet season at French side Monaco, Falcao failed to impress in a season-long loan at Manchester United. He has scored just once in his current season-long loan at Chelsea.
However, former teammate Godin has said that he is confident that the striker will find his scoring boots soon:
“Falcao is looking for the confidence he had before his injury,” the Uruguay captain said.
“He is at a great team and he will get the run of games he needs – then the goals will come.”
Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has also commended Falcao, who was forced to sit out Colombia’s impressive 2014 World Cup journey due to the injury he picked up just months before.
Pekerman added: “We all know his capabilities and I see he still has the will to fight, to reverse the situation.
“With that spirit of wanting to reach his best performance we have expectations.
“We need that rebellion and that ability to want to fight. If so we have hope that he recovers his best form and we can take it into account.
“We always have the hope that he rediscovers his confidence. He always deserves
to be called up.”