ABU DHABI, March 31 – Radamel Falcao’s miserable season took on a slightly brighter hue as his second-half penalty in Monday’s 3-1 win over Kuwait saw him move alongside Arnoldo Iguaran as Colombia’s all-time joint top scorer with 24 goals.
The 29-year-old striker — who has failed to impress at Manchester United scoring just four times since his loan move last summer — said the goal was welcome but the most important thing about their wins over Kuwait and Bahrain, whom they beat 6-0 last Thursday, was the confidence it brought to the team.
“Good, I am happy to have scored but the most important thing is the victory for the team,” said Falcao, who missed last year’s World Cup finals after failing to recover in time from a serious knee injury.
“Today, we played a good team in the shape of Kuwait who created several chances and that helps us prepare for similar situations in future matches.
“These wins will help to build confidence for the Copa America (being hosted by Chile and gets underway on June 11 with Colombia drawn alongside Brazil — who edged them in the World CUp quarter-finals last year — Peru and Venezuela),” added Falcao.
Iguaran ran up his tally for the national side between 1979 and 1993.