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
Torres scored 10 goals, helping Atletico place third in the La Liga and reaching the UEFA Champions League final. The Spaniard was rewarded with a one year extension and he proved his worth when they faced Spurs, who put up a strong challenge for the English Premier League in the last campaign. In the first eleven minutes in Melbourne, the player terrorized the defences so much that the Spurs captain Ryan Mason had to hack him down before he could do more damage.
Aside Mason, academy players Dominic Ball and Marcus Edwards were in action and they struggled to tame the player who was snubbed for the Euro 2016 edition this year in France which means he might not get another opportunity before he hangs his boot. Torres was in all his glory and fans might have forgotten how the player used to dominate games in his younger days.
Torres was such a nightmare at Atletico Madrid that he started captaining the team from a young age. Even in his first season at Liverpool he was sterling, scoring up to 30 goals in his debut season. He is set to play a critical role for the club as they resume the forthcoming season, pairing with Frenchman Antoine Greizmann.