The Athletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao has said that Fernando Torres is one of the best strikers in the world. He has said the statement ahead of the crucial UEFA Super cup match with Chelsea.

Chelsea will be coming into that competition as the winners of the Champions League, while Athletico Madrid will be coming in has the winners of the Europa league. Radamel Falcao was one of the impressive players for the club last season after scoring 36 goals in all competitions. He had been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea prior to his Spain move.

Even after moving to Madrid, the Colombian striker has been continually linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. He has stated that he is happy at the club and is not looking for a move elsewhere. He is widely expected to replace Fernando Torres at Chelsea, but he has said that the Spaniard is one of the strikers in the world. He may not have hit his heights at Chelsea, but his definitely one of the best players in the world. Since £ 50 million move from Liverpool, Torres has been one of the disappointing players in the Premier league.

“Torres is a great striker, one of the best in the world. He has scored some fine goals in his most recent games. I admire him for all that he has done for football. He is a player I have been keeping tabs on throughout my career. Chelsea are a great team and you have to respect them. However, we do not fear them. They have some excellent players who could make the difference, but we have to focus on our own performance,” said the Colombian striker ahead of the match. The 26-year-old cost Athletico Madrid £ 40 million last season.