Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres admits he didn’t expect to get a call-up for Euro 2016. The former Liverpool forward said it wasn’t a surprise since he hasn’t been called in two years. His focus remains with club as he hopes things will get better in the near future.
Fernando Torres is hopeful that Spain wins the Euro 2016 tournament.
The dreadful striker lost his spark after leaving Liverpool but picked form as the 2015 / 2016 La Liga season drew close to an end. Torres’ amazing efforts aroused speculations that he could be included for the summer games but coach Vicente Del Bosque thought otherwise.
Fernando Torres, 32, spoke with AS: “It wasn’t a surprise, I’ve had to years without being called. I wish them well, I’m a fan, I wish the national team the best.
“I never saw an option to go to the national team and now I support them to do something never seen before: win the Euros three times in a row. I’ve got the most important game of my life [the Champions League Final] and the national team isn’t going to affect my concentration for a second. Everything else is secondary.
“Nobody called me when the squad was announced but that’s not a problem. It’s not going to affect me, it’s part of football. I’m not concerned at all. I’m Spanish and I want Spain to win.”