Atletico Madrid rally round misfiring striker Forlan

Atletico Madrid are rallying around striker Diego Forlan. The 31-year-old started this season in good form as well, netting three times in Atletico's opening two league games.

Atletico Madrid are rallying around striker Diego Forlan.

The 31-year-old started this season in good form as well, netting three times in Atletico's opening two league games.

However, since then Forlan has failed to find the back of the net in nine Primera Division and Europa League appearances.

That poor form will be of some concern to both Forlan and the Rojiblancos, but David De Gea is backing the Uruguay international to come good.

"He is training hard, giving it everything, and when he scores a goal, all the current doubts about him will finish," said the highly-rated teenage keeper.

Atletico president Enrique Cerezo added: "I think all this about Forlan is a little out of hand. Things are how they are and the only thing do is to wait to see the return of the old Forlan."