Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres will leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires, the player has confirmed. The 34-year-old has only made three leagues beginning of this season and has scored two goals in 20 league shows for second-placed Atletico. This he did after signing a one-year extension contract around 12 months ago.
Former Spain international Fernando Torres has scored his first goal for Japanese club Sagan Tosu and set up another two goals. Torres has failed to score in his previous seven matches ever since coming to Japan.
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was able to fight off the ghost of Fernando Torres as the Blues cruised to victory against the Foxes at the Kings Power Stadium. The former Real Madrid man was yet to score any goal this year and his recent performances could pass for a regular performance by the struggling former Blues man Torres.
Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres says he would not stop fighting for a spot at the club. He says after putting in serious effort to get a stable shirt in the team, he would not throw in the towel now.
The former Chelsea player admits that he knows any game he plays could be his last at Atletico but that he takes each game one after the other. Torres, in an interview with AS, said he was not gifted anything since he arrived at his boyhood club.
Fernando Torres is happy that his former clubs are set to return to the Champions League this season.
The Spaniard was a cult hero and captain from an early age at his current club Atletico Madrid before he agreed to join Liverpool.
Torres was a major hit for The Reds, netting 30 goals in his first term in England. The prolific goalscorer then decided to move to rivals Chelsea for a record fee. However, he did not enjoy as much success. He left on a good note as he played a part in the Champions League win of 2012.
The player moved back to his boyhood club two seasons back and he has been enjoying his career so far. With Chelsea and Liverpool set to return to the Champions League, the player has been wishing them well.
Following the CL draw where Chelsea, Atletico, AS Roma and Qarabag were grouped. Torres sent a message to Chelsea fans as he might be returning to play against them.
“Back at Stamford Bridge for the UEFA Champions League. So happy to see the Blues back at the competition. See you soon Chelsea,” he posted online.
Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres believes that Liverpool is on the right track and that they are edging closer to their first Premier League title.
Torres played for the Anfield side from 2007 to 2011 and said that this was an exciting moment of his career. He said that they come close to winning the Premier League in a couple of occasions and unfortunately could not make it to the end.
He said that he still follows the Liverpool team whenever he has time and that he feels that they are progressing well under Jurgen Klopp. He said that the German manager is an experienced manager and that he is the right person to bring the title back to Liverpool. You just have to see his enthusiasm on the touchline to know that he is someone that wants to win trophies and that he will bring this energy into the team.
Torres said that they have done quite well last season and that he feels that the team will get better this season. He said that they are still in the close seasons and that there is no doubt that the transfer committee is working on getting some new players in the side.
For a price tag of £50 million, Chelsea was able to secure the services of Fernando Torres as the Spanish attacker joined the Premier League club on January of 2011.
Unfortunately for Chelsea, their investment did not pay off as Torres failed to make appearances that are comparable to his transfer fee.
At that point in time, Fernando Torres became the 6th most expensive footballer in the history of the sport and expectations were high for him to prove his worth.
During his 1st season as a player of Chelsea, Torres made 14 Premier League appearances and he only managed to score 1 goal. His following seasons were fairly better but nothing that he did was memorable except for the UEFA Champions League goal that he scored against Barcelona on April 24 of 2012 which edged the victory for Chelsea and they ultimately went on to win the prestigious European competition.
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has waded into arguments about who was the better striker between Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard whilst both players were at Anfield.
Gerrard says that Uruguay international Suarez had more impact than Torres.
“Torres and Suarez were the two strikers I loved setting up. Both different and both unplayable. Suarez has more about his game and can do more than Torres. But they’re both deadly,” Gerrard said.
The Barcelona hitman moved to Anfield four days after the Spaniard agreed to move to Stamford Bridge in the winter window in 2011. Therefore, Suarez could not line up with the former Reds star. However, he went on to cement his name in the books of the club, scoring 69 goals in 110 Premier League appearances.
Fernando Torres believes his ex-club, Liverpool conveyed him as a “traitor” following his departure to Chelsea in 2011.
The world cup winner, who became the fans’ choice at Anfield after scoring 65 goals in 102 league appearances for the club, signed for Chelsea in January 2011 for a then-British transfer record of £50m.
Despite the fact that he enjoyed huge personal success in his first three seasons at Liverpool, Torres became worried at the path the club was touring as a potential takeover loomed and sought to have talks with managing director Christian Purslow in the summer of 2010.
Before his departure, he was curious to know if the financial position of the club would be able to survive. However, with some key players beginning to leave, and following the sale of Javier Mascherano to Barcelona soon afterwards, he was left quite frustrated.
Fernando Torres has stated that he is pleased with the way Atletico Madrid is playing at the moment.
He said that every player is doing their best on the pitch and he hopes that this good run will continue for as long as possible.
Atletico Madrid is unbeaten in both La Liga as well as the Champions League and Fernando Torres believes that this run will continue for quite some time. He said that it is a privilege for Atletico Madrid to be in this position and that he knows that Bayern will be a tough competitor. He said that the objective of Atletico Madrid is to finish top of their group and for that, it is important that they beat the smaller sides.
He said that Bayern would drop only a few points in their group and it is important that they remain consistent if they want to finish at the top of their group.
He said that it is imperative that they collect maximum points before facing Bayern in Germany as it will be a tough game there. He said that Atletico Madrid would want to build on their good run at the moment to make sure that they qualify before their final group game.