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A-League's Fornaroli doing it for Mum

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 11/11/2016 Ben McKay

As Bruno Fornaroli continues his rise though the ranks of the A-League's greatest imports, the Uruguayan believes he's cracked the secret to success.

Having fun.

The free-scoring Melbourne City striker added another two goals to his tally in Thursday night's 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets, taking his tally to six in six A-League games this season.

He also became the quickest man to 30 goals in A-League history, after a breakout season last year with 25 goals in 29 games.

That tally set a new benchmark for the best striking performance in a single season.

His AAMI Park tally is even more extraordinary; 20 in 18 games.

It would be hard not to enjoy yourself while racking up such numbers and Fornaroli truly believes it's the essential ingredient to building a successful team.

"I love football and I love to play this sport," he said.

"But you have to play with joy and I think this is the big secret.

"I say this to my teammates, we try to enjoy every game. When you play angry, your mind doesn't stay there with the game. It's very important."

There's a bigger reason why the 29-year-old enjoyed Thursday night's match even more; his mum was in town.

"It's great when your mum is here," he said.

"I know for my mum there are big nerves whenever she watches me play.

"She was very happy after the game and it's important for me. It's extra motivation when she is here."

The family man also said his trademark gesture after scoring a goal was a tribute to his nearest and dearest.

"This is for my wife. Every time I score I do this. She looks at me every time. She supports me every time. And also my little girl," he said.

"It's difficult when you don't stay close to all your family. She supports me every time. When I celebrate I give something for her."

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