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Inzaghi inspires Atletico´s Falcao

5 September 2012 10:04

Atletico Madrid attacker Radamel Falcao has voiced his admiration for Filippo Inzaghi, citing the former Italy international as his hero.

The 39-year-old ended his professional career this summer after an 11-year spell at AC Milan, and the Colombian has admitted that the ex-Juventus striker was an example to follow for him.

"Is it true that I asked Mario Yepes to ask Inzaghi to sign a Milan shirt for me? Absolutely," Falcao told Tuttosport.

"Inzaghi is a striker who I have always really admired because of his eye for goal. He has inspired me with his style of play."

Falcao has been linked with a move to a bigger club on more than one occasion in the past few months, but insists he is not thinking about a transfer.

"The truth is that my wife and I are very happy with life in Madrid. I still have a four-year contract here. You can ask any questions regarding a transfer to the Atletico directors or to my agent," he said.

The prolific hitman also heaped praise on Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo.

"They are without a doubt the two best players in the world. They are great champions. Messi netted 50 goals in La Liga last term, while Ronaldo scored 46 goals. I only came third with 24 strikes," Falcao said.

Falcao has not wasted any time to impress in the opening stages of the 2012-13 campaign with hat-tricks against Athletic Bilbao and Chelsea.

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# Team MP D P
1 34 +52 85
2 33 +62 79
3 33 +65 78
4 33 +23 62
5 33 +14 56
6 34 +7 54
7 33 +14 52
8 34 +0 45
9 34 -11 41
10 34 -6 41
11 33 -8 38
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15 34 -19 35
16 34 -25 35
17 33 -18 32
18 34 -22 32
19 33 -30 30
20 33 -38 22

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