Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Torres Hungry for Club World Cup Success
ESPN Soccernet, December 11th, 2012 12:30PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  brazil, club world cup, concacaf champions league, england, mexico, uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED

Chelsea FC striker Fernando Torres, who has won a World Cup, two European Championships and the UEFA Champions League, is eager to add the Club World Cup to his trophy cabinet. The 28-year-old believes the competition to be just as valuable as the gold medal he collected when Spain won the World Cup in South Africa in 2010. Chelsea plays in the Club World Cup semifinal on Thursday (Fox Soccer, 5:30 am ET) against Mexican club Monterrey, which won the 2012 Concacaf Champions League.

Torres said he realized the significance of the tournament, which is often overlooked in England, when teammate David Luiz showed him a video of fans of South American champion Corinthians cheering their team at the airport.  

"In Europe, maybe we don't give [The Club World Cup] as much attention, and to some people it might not mean much, but to me it does,” Torres said. “So this is not a holiday or a break, this is a World Cup. It's nice to be involved, and maybe to be able to say you are a world champion. The European Super Cup was just as important to us and we lost, so we don't want that disappointment again."

Torres, who has four goals in his last two games, admitted that winning the competition wouldn’t make up for the club’s Champions League failure this season, as “they are different things.”  

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Demand Amps Up Ahead of El Clasico    
This Saturday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which regularly draws hundreds of millions of viewers ...
Ferguson: Moyes Didn't Inherit Declining Man United    
Alex Ferguson has updated his book My Autobiography to include a section about the short reign ...
Mourinho: Drogba Could Start vs. Man United     
Chelsea striker Loic Remy, who was substituted in the 13th-minute of Tuesday's 6-0 UEFA Champions League ...
Russia: Racism is a Global, Not Russian, Problem    
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko denied that his country has a particular problem with racism in ...
Robben Hails Bayern Tactics in Roma Thrashing    
Bayern Munich's 7-1 demolition of AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night-which broke the ...
Kompany: City, Not CSKA, Punished by Stadium Ban    
When UEFA slaps a stadium ban on a European club-as it has CSKA Moscow in the ...
Report: Raul to Join Cosmos This Week     
Former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez on Tuesday reached an agreement to play for New York ...
Platini: Ballon d'Or Should Not Go to Ronaldo, Messi     
UEFA President Michel Platini believes the 2014 Ballon d'Or should not go to either Cristiano Ronaldo ...
Real's Bale, Ramos Miss Liverpool Clash    
Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's world record signing, and vice-captain Sergio Ramos are both out of Wednesday's ...
Ronaldo, Messi Could Break UCL Record This Week     
The world's two best players will have a chance to break Raul's UEFA Champions League goal ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives