Torres: We all think we can play

Fernando Torres says he is channelling the frustration from having missed Spain’s opening fixture of the Confederations Cup campaign.

The Chelsea striker was benched alongside David Villa in favour of Roberto Soldado for Sunday night’s 2-1 win over Uruguay.

“The need to channel the frustration is an automatic demand. Competition is good,” Torres reflected in conversation with Onda Cero.

“We all think we can play, but there can be only one XI. Hopefully I can get a game as protagonist and make it difficult for Del Bosque.

“The Uruguay performance was a spectacle, everyone enjoyed it. It was a great match for the whole team.

“It is very difficult to play against Spain, you do not know what to do, to maintain your philosophy and wait…but then when Spain score first and then get the second goal too, it all becomes uphill.

“The players want to win and if we were to choose how to do so, we would choose it to be like in the European Championship, as at the World Cup and like we played against Uruguay.

“When you win with your style and your philosophy, it tastes better.”

The striker was asked of the prospect of working with Jose Mourinho next season.

“I look forward to talking with Mourinho and learning what plans he has for me.

“I am the first to be aware that much more was expected of me, I expected more from me.

“Now I have the pressure from Mourinho added and that’s a challenge for a player.

“Barcelona’s interest? I have known Sandro Rosell for a long time. There is a personal relationship, but nothing more than that.

“My head is focused on the Confederations Cup, and immediately after that with Chelsea.

“I want to speak with Mourinho and then prepare for the coming season.”

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