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Torres Worries the French!

Torres Worries the French!

I have to say that the first two quarter-finals appear to be the appetizers ahead of the main course.

Although the first semi-final was entertaining, with Portugal squeezing past the Czech Republic, the second one (tonight) doesn`t fascinate me.

Germany should squeeze through against the plucky Greeks but the quarter-finals really ignite, for me, when Spain play Francey (on Saturday) and England take on Italy (on Sunday).

We`ll focus on the latter quarter-final from tomorrow onwards and discuss the Chelsea implications, but first, as the excitement builds relating to France trying to knockout the reigning World and European champions, our very own Florent Malouda has given a few quotes to the press about our very own Fernando Torres.

Reading between the lines, it looks as if the French are a little wary of our £50 million striker with Malouda commenting to the media,

"Fernando finished the season strongly with great determination."

"He has a lot of desire to show he is still one of the best strikers."

"The Euros are a perfect showcase for him to prove this and return to Chelsea an even stronger player."

"It will be very difficult for us because in Fernando we meet a player who has won the previous European Championship and World Cup."

"He can score two or three goals and makes great runs."

"Fernando will be a true menace - we must make sure he does not shine."


Although there`s still some way to go before the game kicks off, can anyone see a result other than a, comprehensive Spanish win?



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Writer:Merlin
Date:Friday June 22 2012
Time: 4:11PM

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Nino is'nt a Gomez or a messi or a villa who will score 30-40 goals(but i hope he does) a season he'l get around about 20-25 but those will be agaisnt the likes of Urinated cciteh arse-nal etc n ones you'l repeatedly watch he is a big match player(like DD) n makes likes of vidic ***** in their pants every time they face off.!!!n he is a creative striker with flair n style.! unlike typical gomez's villa's who just want to score he is an assist machine for his psoition
yash_blue
22/06/2012 16:49:00
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n now dont say that i am from the "toress bandwagon" but i think if we dont sign a new striker n give lad the backing as well as the responsibilty to get us goals i think he mite n after RDM took over nando has picked up n now with the line of attackers behind him i wouldnt be surprised to see him score for fun lets keep our dissappointment desparation sadness anger about nando n lets just back n believe in him....one day when people will talk about nando they should say that chelsea great once also played for liverpool n not the other way round as they say now
yash_blue
22/06/2012 17:00:00
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I love those words, he is only trying to make Torres more confident in himself and this will force Del Bosque to start Torres instead of the 'false 9' Cesc.
SameX
22/06/2012 17:09:00
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But i want France to destroy Spain, as i think Spain are weak, they only have one player with real drive and dribbling ability in Iniesta, the rest are just passers of the ball that want to play Tiki-Taka into the opposition net. They play as if there is no CF, they forget about Torres when he is on the pitch, Iniesta,Xavi and Silva prefer the pass among themselves till they find space to shoot. Torres keeps creating space and making wonderful runs but they leave him isolated. Their goal against Croatia was an offside and handball, Croatia had 2 great oppurtunities to destroy them but Casillas saved them. Italy should have scored more than one goal but Ballotelli and Cassano missed. Their defence is weak tbh. I want Ribery,Benzema,Nasri and Cabaye to run rings around them and destroy them. Hope he starts with Cesc again as false 9, so when France destroy them, pressure will not be on Torres but it will be on Del Bosque and his false 9 system.
SameX
22/06/2012 17:20:00
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Torres can make the difference,but implying that he'll score 2-3 might not be possible with that leg kicking french defence
Desmondadonis
22/06/2012 17:21:00
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Calling Torres an assist machine is a stretch.
stamfordblues5
22/06/2012 17:30:00
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TORRES STRIKES FEAR INTO THE HEART...of absolutely nobody...
ucmyway
22/06/2012 17:31:00
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@stamfordbridge5 if getting close to 20 assists in one season for a CF is not machine enough, i wonder what it is.
SameX
22/06/2012 18:15:00
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I'd be really worried if even his Club team mate couldn't find anything nice to say about him!
SpanishBlue
22/06/2012 18:27:00
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Malouda can be used as a gift for whoever buys Sturridge. Get Hulk and Jovetic then we don't have to watch an idiot shooting from every angle
Rip The Reds Apart
22/06/2012 18:28:00
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Or only Muller is OK, please Roman
Rip The Reds Apart
22/06/2012 18:34:00
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He will torment you Malouda after the way you'v been treating him by not passing him the ball.
Elbowz
22/06/2012 18:45:00
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True Elbowz! Watching them on the pitch, I'm not too sure Florent does like Nando very much, so someone must have made him say these things!
SpanishBlue
22/06/2012 18:52:00
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Its pure mind game spanis blue....@rips the red apart i would love jovetic so much and hulk...With that team..Hmmmm...We'll be formidable
Desmondadonis
22/06/2012 19:13:00
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SameX... Torres had 12 assists. That is not close to 20. It's also the most assists he's ever had in a season. In order to be an "assist machine", you should be consistent over multiple seasons.
stamfordblues5
22/06/2012 21:11:00
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Torres had 18 assists according to Chelsea FC.
SameX
22/06/2012 22:14:00
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@spanishblue He said it cos he wants the board to think he now likes Torres and will start passing to him so that he will not be sold. Lol!
SameX
22/06/2012 22:30:00
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He had 18 assists according to chelseafc.com
Tunez
22/06/2012 23:31:00
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I have a problem with that. ESPN has him at 12. Depends on what you classify as an assist. A shot that is rebounded off the post is not an assist to me.
stamfordblues5
23/06/2012 00:25:00
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Here is the italicized bit under the assist label: "Assists are judged not for the last touch but by the subjective view of the statistician for a crucial part played in the goal."
stamfordblues5
23/06/2012 00:28:00
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