TORRES SAYS SIMEONE’S EXIT RUMOURS “NOT REAL”

Spanish footballer Fernando Torres has dismissed rumours that coach of Atletico Madrid Diego Simeone might leave the club soon.

There have been reports that Simeone reduced the length of his contract with the La Liga side as he was planning his exit. The reports claim the coach’s deal would now lapse in 2018 instead of the intended 2020.

Liverpool Wrongly Portrayed Me as a Traitor, Says Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres has spoken about incidents that led to his move to Chelsea in 2011 and also the unfair portrayal by Liverpool supporters.

On numerous occasions, Liverpool fans have voiced their hatred against the Spaniard and have branded him as a traitor. He was one of the most favourite players in a Liverpool shirt just before his move. Torres achieved this legendary status after having scored 65 goals in 102 league appearances for the club. However, he felt that the direction that the club was about to take under the new ownership was not going to immediately result in trophies.

TORRES IN SKILLS DISPLAY AS ATLETICO DEFEAT SPURS

Former Liverpool talisman Fernando Torres displayed his impressive skills as Atletico Madrid defeated Tottenham Hotspurs in the International Champions Cup.

The player used to be the skipper at the club in his younger days before his big money move to England to play at Anfield. Since joining Chelsea from Liverpool, his career has dwindled as he struggled with form. He has been written off many times in the latter stages of his football career but he has showed a possible renaissance since returning to his boyhood club last term

CONCERNS ABOUND ABOUT IBRAHIMOVIC’S SWITCH

Very recently, Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced that he was joining Manchester United to play under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, confirming months of speculations.

The player has been described as an impact player and expectations are heightened, considering his exploits in the French League.

Ibrahimovic got on board from Malmo then he moved to the Eredivisie where he made exploits at Ajax FC. From Ajax, he moved to Italy to play for Juventus then Inter Milan. In 2009, he made a £59 million move to Catalan giant Barcelona. He played just a season before he moved to AC Milan on loan. He returned to the Spanish giant before he joined AC Milan on a permanent deal. He moved to Paris Saint Germain in 2012 where he broke lots of records.

TORRES RATED POORLY SINCE LEAVING LIVERPOOL

A list of players who have performed poorly since leaving Anfield was compiled and Fernando Torres was among.

Looking at the fortunes of players who were at their prime or who at least had it going before leaving the club, Torres would rank as one of the poor performers.

The player was a wonder in front of goal during his glory days at Atletico Madrid. He joined Liverpool and was given the famous No 9 shirt. The player enjoyed an amazing season scoring over 30 goals in his debut season at the club. He eventually netted 81 times in 142 games but the goal scorer joined Chelsea FC and never reached such heights again.

Fernando Torres to miss the Euros in France

Fernando Torres is yet another star player that is going to miss the Euros in France.

The Atletico Madrid striker has not been selected in the team despite having been quite prolific since his return from injury. Indeed, the former Liverpool and Chelsea player has scored 7 goals in his last 11 games, and this has fueled rumors that he might be recalled to the Spain national team.

However, the Spain manager Del Bosque has said that he did not want to take any gamble. He has only selected players that have been fit during the season and also players that have been consistent. For him, Torres is a good player but at the moment, there is no guarantee that will be able to perform at an international tournament like the Euros. He prefers to select players that are physically fit and that may be able to help the team achieve something in France.

FERNANDO TORRES TO REMAIN AT ATLETICO NEXT SEASON

The Spaniard will remain at Atletico Madrid next season after helping the club achieve a level of success this season.

They placed third in the La Liga and are in the finals of the UEFA Champions League which will come up later this month against Real Madrid.

Head coach of the club, Diego Simeone has hinted he wants Fernando Torres to remain at the club. Torres scored the opener and assisted on the second goal in Atletico's 2-0 win over Celta Vigo on the final day of the Liga season before being given a rapturous standing ovation when substituted.

Fernando Torres confident on Club for Winning League Title

Fernando Torres says that Atletico Madrid believe that the club will be capable of winning the league title this season.

Leaders Barcelona had a huge lead going into the month of March.

However, they have been on such a disastrous run in the last few weeks that they have allowed Atletico to completely erase those gains. Atletico are now level on points with Barcelona but behind only on the head-to-head record going into the final three games. Torres, who has been in spectacular from, says that Atletico believe that they can win their second league title in the last five seasons.

Torres will start against Barcelona

Atletico Madrid’s coach Diego Simeone has confirmed that Fernando Torres will be starting in the Champions League match against Barcelona.

Fernando Torres played in the game against Real Betis in the weekend and even scored a goal in the match. He also assisted Antoine Griezmann in one of the goals before he was substituted.

Simeone has revealed that the reason he was substituted was because he wanted to prepare him for the game against Barcelona. Fernando Torres is currently in a rich vein of form having scored four goals in the last seven games for Atletico. He deservedly needs to be in the team to face Barcelona in the Champions League.

Fernando Torres’ struggles in front of goal

Fernando Torres’ struggles in front of goal has continued even into the 2015-16 season. It was expected that returning back to Atletico Madrid would help the Spaniard regain his form.

However, there appears to be a major problem within the 31-year-old since he has been unable to score anywhere near his best. A return of just two goals in almost 800 minutes of action sees the forwards struggled to get regular game time even under Diego Simeone, who is a manager rates him a lot. Playing for Atletico does help Torres get away with some of the criticism.

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