Fernando Torres admits that success with Atletico Madrid trumps anything at his other clubs ahead of the Champions League semi-final.
Torres is available after he missed the quarter-final second leg win over Barcelona due to his first leg red card, and admitted he was grateful to his teammates for giving him the chance to play in the match, described by one reporter as ‘the most important of his life.’
“The game of which you speak is back, thanks to everyone else on the team who got us through with fantastic work. Now we face another exciting tie. There’s no better way to celebrate Atletico’s 113th anniversary,” AS quotes Torres as saying.
“We’re going along with the people. We enjoy the game as if we are living it, which is how we approach each match. There is no before or after, we live in the present. The character of this team is going to be raised to the maximum.
“What we want is to write a new history, because we can. We have a fantastic opportunity, a very complicated tie, against a favourite. We want to write another story. Hopefully in a week’s time we can say we’ve gone a step further.
“I feel very fortunate to have belonged to big teams, having had incredible nights and won great trophies. But nothing compares to winning with Atletico. We try to convey the club’s values on the pitch. Being united has served us very well. We’re convinced that if you believe, you can.”