Torres: Atleti can write history

Fernando Torres hopes Atletico Madrid ‘write a page not yet written’ in the club’s history by winning the Champions League.

Atletico have twice reached the final and lost both times, to Bayern Munich in 1974 after a replay and 2016 opponents Real Madrid in 2014, losing after extra time.

“We’re faced with an opportunity that life offers but doesn’t offer a lot. Two finals in three years is unimaginable. We have a chance to write a page not yet written at this club and we feel privileged. We want a happy ending. My whole life I’ve dreamed of this moment,” Torres said at a book launch, AS reports.

“The opponent in final is the least important thing. What’s important is the result. It’s a chance to do something that hasn’t been done here. There is rivalry but it’s different now. It’s a final, and the games before don’t count, they don’t apply. I wish the game was tomorrow.”

As it stands the final will be Torres’ last Atletico game but talk of a contract renewal has accelerated in recent weeks, but while Torres confirmed talks, he focused on the May 28 final.

“It’s the same as a few days ago, we’ve talked, we’re working on it and it has to take its course. No one needs to be worried when the will is the same,” Torres advised.

“The important thing is [the final], the match of our lives, and this is what we have to worry about now.”

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