Thursday, December 18, 2014   

Chelsea's Torres shows interest in Atletico return
(03-21 18:22)

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has potentially opened the door on a return to Atletico Madrid after expressing an interest in working under former team-mate Diego Simeone.
"In football, you never know,'' he told the Friday editions of several British newspapers. "You don't know where you are going to be tomorrow, in a week's time, or in 10 years' time, AFP reports.
"I've had a lot of admiration for 'Cholo' (Simeone), ever since we were team-mates. He taught me a lot in the seasons we played together at Atleti.''
Torres, 30, has failed to impress since joining Chelsea from Liverpool for a British-record fee of 50 million pounds in January 2011, scoring only 44 times in 161 appearances.
His status was further undermined recently when manager Jose Mourinho was shown on French television complaining that Chelsea "lack a scorer'' during a conversation recorded without his knowledge.
Simeone is enjoying a fine season with Atletico, who are challenging for the Spanish title and have reached the Champions League quarter-finals, and Torres says that he would be intrigued to work with him.
"I always want to work with people I admire,'' added Torres, who left Atletico to join Liverpool in 2007.
"I admired Rafa Benitez from the outside and I had the chance to work with him (at Liverpool and Chelsea). The same goes for Jose Mourinho or (former Atletico and Spain coach) Luis Aragones.
"Simeone is like Pep Guardiola or like other coaches who you'd like to go and see how they coach and learn.''   
Other Sports breaking news:
(Football) Thierry Henry retires (12-16 18:34)
(NBA) Pacers trounce Bryant's listless Lakers (12-16 11:52)
NFL gets 'tough' in bid to save reputation (12-11 13:43)
(NBA) Grizzlies beat Mavericks to top SW Division (12-10 17:16)
(NHL) Canadiens cap emotional night, beat Canucks (12-10 17:16)
(NBA) Bryant scores 32 as Lakers hold off Kings (12-10 17:15)
(NBA) Griffin's rare 3-pointer lifts Clippers over Suns (12-09 17:24)
(NBA) Wizards come back to defeats Celtics in 2OT (12-09 17:23)
(NBA) Raptors beat Nuggets in extra period (12-09 17:22)
(NBA) Pacers lose fifth straight game (12-09 17:21)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.