Spain’s Torres: I can still make World Cup team

Torres is hoping to make the World Cup team.

Spain’s Torres is hoping to make the World Cup team.


Spain’s ‘El Niño’ has not had a brilliant season, only netting nine goals in 30 appearances. He also faces competition from players like David Villa. But he’s confident that he can redeem himself in time to make it into Del Bosque’s squad for Brazil.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has typically preferred Samuel Eto’o to the Spaniard in recent months.

Chelsea striker Torres, 30, has not played for his country since their Confederations Cup Final defeat to Brazil last summer.

In an interview published in As sports daily, Torres, who has scored 35 goals in 106 appearances for Spain, said: “The national team is very special for me and the World Cup is not just any tournament.

“Those who go must be the best prepared and that’s why you have a coach who picks the squad.

“I will work, which is the only thing I know how to do, and the final part of the (club) season is very important.

“We are up there in the (domestic) league, through to the next round of the Champions League and it could be a great end to the season.

“The more important matches you play and the more things you are fighting for the greater the demands and that is when I have performed best.

“The World Cup is just around the corner and those who are in the best form will be the ones to go.”

The former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool player who scored in the finals of Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 said: “The national team is very special for me.

“Getting called up has always been an emotional experience whether it’s the first, the 100th or the 107th time.”


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