COSTA AND VITOLO TO FOLLOW TORRES’ PATH

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has given a positive disposition to the competition in attack in his squad. They defeated third tier side Lleida 3-0 in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday, making it 7-0 aggregate and qualifying for the last eight. After Atletico’s FIFA imposed transfer ban ended this January, the club added former […]

TORRES TO RETURN TO STAMFORD BRIDGE IN CL

Fernando Torres could make an emotional return to Stamford Bridge when Atletico Madrid and Chelsea meet in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. The draw means many top players would reunite with their former clubs as they battle for a chance to move to the knockout stage. Gareth Bale and UEFA Best Midfielder […]

MORATA WEAR CHELSEA NO. 9 JERSEY

Former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata joined Chelsea for £58 million recently after passing the club’s medicals. The Spaniard is set to lead the attack line when the season begins. Morata says he wants to succeed in the role after watching former strikers like Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres and Andriy Shevchenko feature in the same […]

SAUL – TORRES SHOULD GET CONTRACT FOR LIFE

Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez says his teammate Fernando Torres deserves a contract for life at the club. This comes as contract renewal talks are set to start. Torres’ second stint at Atletico has been good but his contract is set to expire in June. No fresh terms have been agreed but manager Diego Simeone […]

Griezmann Has No Reason to Leave Atletico

There have been several rumours surrounding Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann in the last few months. The striker has been linked with a move to the English Premier league with Manchester United being one of the heavily interested clubs. The striker is expected to cost around £ 85 million, as United are more keen on […]

TORRES ONE OF THE WORST EPL JANUARY SIGNINGS

Fernando Torres has been named one of the worst January signings as the winter window draws to a close. The Spaniard was excellent for Atletico Madrid, captaining the side from a young age and leading the strike force. He arrived Liverpool highly recommended and celebrated. He lived up to expectations again but on moving to […]

ALL IS SET FOR MADRID DERBY THIS WEEKEND

The Madrid derby is set to take place this weekend in the La Liga, and it sure promises to be a cracker.


Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane would be keen on breaking Atletico Madrid’s stranglehold at the last Madrid derby at the Vincente Calderon Stadium.

For a very long time, Real were always winners when both sides met. However, Diego Simeone singlehandedly changed such records. Since a 2-1 win at the Calderon three years back, their city rivals have won four games and two have ended in a draw.

Fernando Torres is delighted to compete for a spot in the first-team

This season has not been a memorable one for Fernando Torres as he has been struggling just to find a starting role in Athletic Madrid as the Spanish attacker has managed to get consistent time in the pitch for league matches but mostly as a substitute player.

The head coach of Athletic Madrid, Diego Simeone prefers to utilize the services of Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro as his main attacking options as those are the players that are regular starters in Athletic Madrid and Fernando Torres has had to settle with a place on the sidelines with limited time on the actual pitch for particular matches.

Even though Fernando Torres is not playing a very influential role in Athletic Madrid, especially for a player that used to be such a key figure a few years ago, Torres is excited about having to compete for a spot in the first-team of Athletic Madrid as he said: