Spain striker Fernando Torres has said that he is not looking to win any personal glory at the Euro 2012. The Chelsea striker has been struggling with the national team when it comes to form ever since making the £ 50 million move to London in January 2011. However, he has been slowly recovering to come to his best in recent weeks. He showed that he has not lost the hunger by scoring two goals in the second group game against the Republic of Ireland. Fernando Torres’ opening goal against the Irish was largely responsible for comfortably evening for Spain.
The opening goal in the fourth minute destroyed the tactics set by Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni ahead of the match. However, Fernando Torres is not expected to be part of the starting line-up in the match against Croatia, which will be the final group game for Spain. Torres has said that he is not concerned about the fact that he did not start against Italy. He has said that the team has a number of good players and he is just happy to be part of the squad. Cesc Fabregas was used in the striker’s position in the match against Italy much to the disappointment of the Spanish fans.
“It was not a disappointment. I know all my team-mates we have here, we are all playing in the best team in the world – at least we won the World Cup and the Euros. Anyone can play, so it’s not a disappointment to be on the bench with the kind of players in the team. We work in the training sessions to be in the starting XI, but if we can’t we have to give some help to our team-mates who start,” said Torres after the 4-0 win over Ireland.