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 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.
Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale has also hinted that he would one day like to return to the Premier league with Tottenham, where he made his name. The last few months has been Real Madrid’s best player Cristiano Ronaldo stating on several occasions that he would love the possibility of playing for Manchester United once again. The 30-year-old is reportedly unhappy at the Santiago Bernebeu. This coupled with United’s need for a top player is set to result in a £ 60 million offer for the star in the summer.
After having only recently moved to Madrid in a £ 85 million deal, Bale is expected to stay in Spain for several years to come. The fact that he has been a massive success, after winning the Champions League in his first season, is one of the reasons. Bale came through the ranks at Southampton before moving onto Tottenham as a teenager for £ 5 million. It was a Tottenham where he was converted from a timid left back into a winger feared by many in the world. Bale has not scored with the same frequency as Ronaldo, but he has proven to be one of the best in the last 18 months.
Bale says that he will never forget the incredible European adventures with Tottenham, which have primarily come in the Europa League. “I’ll never forget the great European nights at White Hart Lane. They were amazing. Tottenham will always have a place in my heart. I hope the fans still love me even though I’ve moved on. I love Spurs fans; you never know, I could come back one day. I hope they understand that obviously Real Madrid is a massive, massive club and that they respect my decision,” said Bale. The winger has scored five goals in nine matches this season.
Fernando Torres and his dip of form still continues to affect him as the Spanish attacker was considered to be one of the best of the world back when he played with the Liverpool jersey when Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres were the main attacking forces behind the Premier League club but nowadays he is barely able to score goals at all.
The pre-season of Chelsea was a chance for Jose Mourinho and the new players of the new squad to play alongside each other and prepare themselves for the approaching season and Costa has already made his presence known by his teammates and supporters of the club after scoring goals against Real Sociedad and Olimpija but Torres was unable to do so.
Despite his consistent series of underwhelming performances, Torres is still being watched by his former club Athletic Madrid.
The president of Athletic Madrid, Enrique Cerezo unveiled some details involving Fernando Torres and the recent rumors that were linking theChelseaplayer with Athletic Madrid and he went on saying:
Cerezo said: “We can’t talk about Torres. He’s in another team at the moment. All of Athletic know that Torres has a home here. We expect some new signings, but we are not in a hurry. Of course regarding the offensive line: who makes the goals? The technical board is working on two signings.”
AthleticMadridis still willing to sign Fernando Torres back to the squad which is good news for the Spanish player who has a back-up option in case he is unable to perform at the level that is demanded by his coach and by the supporters of the club in this next season.
Didier Drogba sustained an injury during the pre-season match of Chelsea against Ferencvaros and the Ivorian forward is expected to be out of action and not able to play for around 5 weeks which means that Torres has the chance to step it up by doing something that has been demanded by him ever since joining Chelsea, score goals.