Fernando Torres Video Rating: 4 / five
Diego Simeone will last at least 5 more years as the head coach of Athletic Madrid after the Argentine coach extended his contract with the club as he penned a new deal which is going to expire in the 2020.
This is not only good news for Athletic Madrid but also for Fernando Torres has appeared to perform like he used to do some years ago as Diego Simeone appears to have found the spark that Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez and FilippoInzaghi failed to ignite.
Ever since returning to Athletic Madrid, Fernando Torres has displayed flashes of brilliance on the pitch and one of these instances was seen during Athletic Madrid’s Copa del Rey match against Real Madrid where Torres scored twice and helped his team knock out their rivals from the Spanish competition.
Torres also found the back of the net when playing against Barcelona. Even though Fernando Torres is still far away from being the same striker that he was a few years ago, he has been playing much better than he has been doing in the past 4 seasons as his career experienced a downhill ride when performing for Chelsea and Ac.Milan. Continue reading
Fernando Torres has indirectly hit back at his former boss José Mourinho by claiming that the Portuguese is only successful because he has a lot of money to spend.
Undoubtedly, Mourinho has been a manager has always had a lot of money to spend at his previous clubs. On occasions when he has not been allowed to purchase players that he wishes for, the Portuguese has been less successful. Torres was one of the world’s most expensive players after his £ 50 million move to Chelsea in 2011, but he was not a Mourinho purchase.
The Portuguese did not utilise Torres to the full extent and ended up sending him on loan to AC Milan. Now, Torres has become a permanent part of Milan and is now playing at Atletico Madrid on loan until the end of the campaign. This has allowed him to get an experience of working under Diego Simeone, who has become one of the most revered coaches in European football over the last three years. Simeone has been able to make Atletico into a title winning team despite not having much resources. Instead, his work has been focused on improving the objects available at his disposal and this includes the players and the small transfer fees. Continue reading
Fernando Torres Video Rating: five / five
Fernando Torres is a professional footballer from Spain, who currently plays as a striker for Atletico Madrid, on loan from Italian club AC Milan.
Torres started his youth career with the Spanish giants, progressing through the cub’s youth system before being handed his debut as a teenager. He was a highly prolific scorer for Atletico and scored 75 goals in 174 appearances for the club during his six years there. He also became the youngest player ever to be handed the captaincy at the club. Continue reading
Fernando Torres Video clip Ranking: four / five
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says that he is lost for words when it comes to describing the loss of form that Fernando Torres has experienced since 2011.
The Spaniard was once one of the most feared strikers in the world. After moving to Chelsea, though, Torres managed to score only around only goal for every three matches. In fact, his replacement, Diego Costa is already inching closer towards Torres’ entire tally of league goals for Chelsea despite playing for the club only since the summer. Scholes says that Torres was so good in his Liverpool days that he even wanted him to join Manchester United. Continue reading
Fernando Torres Online video Rating: four / 5
Fernando Torres was defended by the CEO of AC Milan, Adriano Galliani even though the striker has had really poor goal score since he joined Italy.
He has made only one goal for Italy in September against Empoli from all of the seven appearances that he has made for Series A after he arrived from Chelsea to San Siro.
Gilliani has confirmed that Fernando had been suffering from an injury in the angle for maximum time of the campaign and he also said that the contribution that Torres makes towards the team doesn’t get recognition. He commented that it is his ankle injury that has been holding him back
He also said that when a person is at the peak of his career, and such a thing happens, it takes some time to achieve the previous conditions. He likes Torres as he takes the right moves. If he was a selfish striker, he would have only gone for the ball but it was his run that protected his teammate from a defender. As per Galliani, Silvio Berlusconi, the owner of the club is very happy with the performance of the club in 2014-2015 campaign and rated the coach’s performance as 8 out of 10. He also rated the players a 7 out of 10.
He also said that Berlusconi is conveying positivity by giving a seven to the players and an eight to the coach and he gave the team advice about scoring more goals. He even told the players something that he had told Mario Balotelli relating to scoring and winning.
Milan is set to face Palermo on Sunday at San Siro after drawing the last six matches and Gilliani seems to be pretty much satisfied with their performance. He even said that they are away from Rome and Juventus by just six points which does give them a narrow line to cover.