Torres: Spain call is a reward

Fernando Torres has described his return to the Spanish national squad as a ‘reward’ and reflected on the value of today’s friendly test against Haiti.

The Chelsea striker was recalled to La Seleccion for their 23-man squad for this summer’s Confederations Cup and two warm-up fixtures, having missed previous squads through poor form.

“I’ve done very well in the final stages of the season, personally and with my club,” began Torres to reporters today.

“I finished with a good feeling and being here is a reward, we are looking to win the Confederations Cup, which is something this generation has yet to achieve.”

Tropical storms have hit the Miami area, flooding part of the Sun Life Stadium that Spain are preparing to play Haiti in today.

“We did not expect such a climate, it is something we cannot control, we have to adapt, prepare well for these kind of games, because whilst they are friendly, we use them as preparation for the Confederations Cup.

“We will use the game to recall the sensations of playing together, which is very important, regardless of who the opponent is.

“False 9 or striker? We can afford to play in many ways, what we have to do is try to clarify to the Coach our potential, because we all want to play, and if we do not, then we must accept it and wait for our opportunity.

“Casillas? He represents far more to us than it seems, we are not going to find that out now, he is the leader of the group and we have always seen him as that, very well.”

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