Once Fernando Torres had decided to move to Atletico Madrid, goals were expected to flow for the Spanish striker.
He is someone who lives on confidence and the advantage provided by the home supporters will be crucial in building confidence. Torres is regarded as a hero at Atletico Madrid. He came through the ranks at the club before going on to captain them. Torres’ popularity grew to immense levels during his spell at Liverpool when he was regarded as one of the best strikers in the world. However, he has struggled for goals since 2011 when he moved to Chelsea.
His form has not improved even after playing for three clubs since then. He has already represented AC Milan, Chelsea, and Atletico in the last four years without any improvement in form. Managers have continued to back him and the case of Diego Simeone is not new. Torres has scored only two goals in a whopping 21 appearances for Atletico this season. His poor goal return maybe a huge factor in Atletico failing to top the table despite Barcelona and Real Madrid dropping their fair share of points. Torres has scored 99 goals for Atletico and he remains very keen on getting his 100th.
Simeone says that the striker should avoid overworking in the attempt to score this crucial goal.“As long as he works like he works, and continues how he trains and plays, it does not matter if he does not score his 100th goal.But the goal will come. Fernando Torres has always scored important goals and I hope when he does score it is one of his important ones.He’s training with the club, he’s involved in the club. The goal will come,” said Simeone. The lack of goals has reduced Torres to a bit part player at the Vicente Calderon.