Fernando Torres says that he is unconcerned about being not included in the preliminary Euro 2016
Spain and Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres says that he is unconcerned about being not included in the preliminary Euro 2016 squad announced by Vicente del Bosque.
Spain have made some surprise omissions for the upcoming tournament. Fernando Torres, Juan Mata, and Diego Costa will be the high-profile absentees from the tournament. All three omissions are surprising given that they have been in good form over the last few weeks. This has especially been true of Torres, who seems to have rediscovered his scoring touch. The 32-year-old has helped Atletico reached the Champions League final with his goal at the Camp Nou against Barcelona in the quarter-finals being very crucial.
At 32 years of age, this may have been the last opportunity for Torres to feature at the European championships. He has been extremely fortunate enough to win a whole host of club and international trophies. His trophy cabinet does include the European Championship and the World Cup title. Torres may have scored six goals in his last 10 appearances, but this is not just about current form. Torres has been struggling for goalscoring form since 2010. Vicente del Bosque seems not ready to take any chances and has named only the consistent players in his preliminary squad.
Torres is expected to start the Champions League final against Real Madrid.“It wasn’t a surprise. I’ve had two 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,” said Torres.