Uruguay striker Diego Forlan said Tuesday he was all fired up for his team's FIFA World Cup™ quarter-final against Ghana.

"We are well prepared - we are having a good World Cup," said the Atletico Madrid striker ahead of Friday's test at Soccer City in Johannesburg against the sole African survivors. "We are following the instructions of [coach Oscar] Tabarez and we are confident we can reach the semi-finals to give joy to our people," said the former Manchester United striker.

Luis Suarez, with his three goals in the competition to Forlan's early double against South Africa, is the man who has been in the spotlight in recent days thanks to his stellar winner against Korea Republic but Forlan says there is no ego contest.

"We are a team and we all work together," he insists. "The truth is that Luis and I have a great relationship and I am happy he hit those decisive two goals [against the South Koreas in the Round of 16]. That's the reason we have got to where we are."