Tuesday January 15 2013
Muriel targets Golden Ball

Udinese forward Luis Muriel has underlined his ambition after revealing his hopes to one day win the Golden Ball.

“The Golden Ball is both a goal and a dream to me,” the striker told Udinese Channel in an interview.

“By working hard and well I think I may be able to reach that target, even if I know that it will be difficult.

“I think Barcelona’s Lionel Messi deserved it this year – it’s a pleasure to see him play football.”

The 21-year-old Colombian is now making an impact for Udinese after he missed most of the first part of the season with a hip injury.

“I am very happy with how I am doing right now, I have to continue this way,” said the youngster who has three goals in six Serie A games.

“I have been working well since the injury and I am catching up even if I am still missing something. I'm at 70 per cent, I would say.

“I have my targets – I want to score at least 10 goals for instance and I can do it.”

Udinese take on Juventus in Serie A on Saturday evening.

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