Torres on the mark for Spain once again
International Spanish Ferran torres was once again among the objectives of The Red tonight when the Manchester City winger clinched a double against European champions Italy in the semi-finals of the UEFA Nations League.
The former Valencia star and academy graduate put Spain up 2-0 just before half-time thanks to two assists from Real Sociedad teacher Mikel Oyarzabal.
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It was Torres’ 11th and 12th international goals, who has achieved an impressive goal rate for his country in just 21 international matches since his debut thirteen months ago against Germany in a 1-1 draw at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
– OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 6, 2021
Torres has now racked up 6 goals in his last eight outings for Luis Enrique’s team, including two goals at Euro 2020 as he develops a knack for finding the back of the net against some important opponents. Clamp tonight against him Azzurri can be added to your hat-trick against The team in November last year in Spain’s 6-0 demolition job of then-coach Joachim Löw’s team, as well as being among the goals against Croatia in this summer’s round of 16.
The Foios native has proven to be a highly effective scorer for his country, a facet of his game that has yet to be seen at the club level in his native Spain or England.
Messy form at Manchester City undermines chances
At the time of writing, Ferran Torres was removed shortly after the break by Luis Enrique for fear of a possible hamstring injury, while the possibility of a second international hat-trick disappeared.
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But for the Spanish international winger, his return to goal and overall game play for his country have yet to translate consistently into the Etihad with Pep Guardiola.
To date, Torres has scored 16 times for the Citizens in 43 appearances. His best comeback came during City’s run to the Champions League final last season, where he scored 4 goals in six competition appearances, but failed to make a single appearance after the first leg in the round of 16. .
His 7 goals in 24 appearances last season in the Premier League could also be misleading, with three of those goals in a hat-trick against Newcastle on Matchday 36. Torres also endured a four-month scoring streak between the Boxing Day (where he scored against – you guessed it – Newcastle) and on April 10.
Generally used on the flank for the Lions’ participation in their 2020-21 appearances, Torres has started the season down the middle for City in the league four times this period since Matchdays 1-4, scoring two goals in the league. win 5-0. from Arsenal at home.
However, he hasn’t been able to find any minutes in the league in City’s last three games, and one has to wonder if his chance to cement a key place in Pep’s favorite XI has almost completely disappeared after the purchase of Jack Grealish. and the exchange of Gabriel Jesus on the flank.
While Ferran Torres has age and time on his side, his position at City could be increasingly threatened if the club continues to push for reinforcements through the front center channel unless it finds consistency soon.
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