Spain striker Fernando Torres says the Confederations Cup in Brazil is as important as the World Cup or European Championship.
La Roja head to Brazil after their friendly with the Republic of Ireland this week and, speaking after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Haiti , the Chelsea man insisted the competition is high on the list of priorities for the players.
“We’ll treat it with the same importance as the World Cup and European Championship as you never know when you’ll get the chance to play in it again. It’s the only trophy we haven’t won.” said Torres.
“The game against Haiti has given us a taste of how it will be in Brazil. It won’t be as hot as it is here but it will be quite similar, and this game has been good to see what we will be up against in the Confederations Cup.”
The former Atletico Madrid man also had words of encouragement for Iker Casillas, who started against Haiti despite having lost his place at Real Madrid over the past few months.
“Casillas is our captain, our most iconic player, and with someone like him you never notice that he has been inactive.”