Porto Alegre: Striker Diego Forlan fine-tuned his preparation for Uruguay`s friendly against Spain slated Wednesday by scoring in Internacional`s 2-1 victory over Gremio in Brazil`s Campeonato Gaucho.
Forlan struck in the 38th-minute with a sublime left-footed finish from a tight angle at the Colosso da Lagoa Stadium, Sunday.
After the match he rushed to board a flight to Qatar, via Sao Paulo, for Uruguay`s duel against the reigning World Cup and European champions in Doha.
"It (the travelling) isn`t easy," Forlan said after the match. "Some people don`t realize the lengths we go to in order to play."
"Now I have to take a 14-hour flight from Sao Paulo. But that`s football. If you have the chance to play for the national team, you have to make these sacrifices. "
Forlan said he was close to reaching peak form after managing just five goals in 19 appearances for Inter following his August move from Italy`s Inter Milan.
"It`s been very important to have a big pre-season. I`ve worked hard to be in the best shape possible. The more we play together as a team, the better we will be and little by little we will get closer to achieving our goals."