Uruguay international Muslera reveals he was a striker as a youth

Uruguay international Fernando Muslera has revealed that he started his footballing life as a striker.

“I played as a striker until the age of eight, when I started getting taller than everyone else I was put in goal,” Muslera told Fanatik.

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The Galatasaray goalkeeper stated that he still believes he would make a good forward and that he is still dangerous from set pieces.

“I am still dangerous from set pieces, I could still make it up front,” he added.

The experienced keeper joined Galatasaray from Lazio in a deal worth €12 million in 2011.

Muslera has conceded 45 goals and kept six clean sheets in 30 games this season for Galatasaray.

The 27-year-old played an integral role in the Lion’s back-to-back title winning seasons – 2011-13.

The Uruguayan international has also won the Copa America and finished the 2010 World Cup in fourth place for Uruguay.

Galatasaray are currently first in the Süper Lig, two points ahead of second placed Fenerbahçe.

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