Torres had some kind words to say about the Atleti boss.
Ahead of Atletico Madrid v Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final first-leg, Fernando Torres has heaped praise upon Diego Simeone.
The Argentine has been in charge at the Vicente Calderon Stadium since 2011 and since then has won the Europa League, the UEFA Super Cup and the Copa del Rey, as well as currently topping La Liga.
“It is the triumph of values like sacrifice, humility, teamwork … focused around the figure of Simeone, who has been able to unite everyone at the club,” Torres was quoted by Marca.
“It would be very unfair if Atletico are not champions.
“I would be tremendously glad for all of the players, the coaching staff, the fans, for everything. Because football would give an opportunity to those values above money.”
Torres has close links with Atletico having come through their youth ranks and becoming captain of the side before a transfer to Liverpool in 2007.
The 30-year-old then moved onto Chelsea for a British record £50m in 2011, but has failed to impress since and has been linked with a return to the Spanish capital this summer – which is somewhere the striker describes as home.
“The Calderón has been my home for many years. I know what the Calderon represents. I was there for 10 years after the league was won against Albacete,” Torres continued.
The Blues are extremely interested in signing Atleti top-scorer Diego Costa in the summer and it’s thought that their own Spanish forward could be used as a makeweight in the deal.
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