'I have this passion inside': Fornaroli lets loose as milestone beckons

329 minutes without a Hyundai A-League goal must have resembled an age for Bruno Fornaroli.

That’s probably why one of the competition’s most lethal hit-men celebrated snapping his mini goal-drought against Wellington Phoenix with such vigour.

The 31-year-old’s magnificent curling effort in Melbourne City’s 2-0 win over Phoenix on Friday night means the Uruguayan is now up and running for the 2018/19 Season.

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And the City star admitted he was playing with more pressure than usual when he took to the field against the Kiwis for Remembrance Round.

 “Look, you always have pressure because you are a striker,” he told Fox Sports after the match.

“The team doesn’t win the last week and I put pressure on myself because I want to score and I want to fight for my team.

“Of course, I have this passion inside and this is why it came out today.”

Fornaroli is now closing in on a milestone that will see him cement his status as one of the best forwards to play in the Hyundai A-League.

The Uruguayan’s strike against Phoenix brought his goal tally to 48 in 70 Hyundai A-League matches.

But as the post-match dust settles, a big three points won and a strong response to Round 3’s defeat to Sydney FC is the only thing on Fornaroli’s mind.

“This is the most important thing tonight. I think we played well too, we have the confidence again.

“We try, try, try again and I think it’s a good win.

“I said before, it’s important to work hard for the team before I score because I’m a striker and I play for this.

“But tonight it’s a great feeling again to score and just work, keep going and I know the goals are coming.”

De Laet