Chelsea striker Torres wins golden boot at Euro 2012

It seems incredible after Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque decided to use six midfielders in some of Spain’s matches, but Fernando Torres finished Euro 2012 as the winner of the golden boot.Torres started the match on the bench again and may have thought that his participation in the tournament was over.

I don’t know if he had done something to upset Del Bosque but he was not even used as a substitute in the semi-final against Portugal. Former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas, Barcelona striker Pedro and Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo were all preferred to Torres, even though he had scored two good goals and Spain were in need of a goal.

With 75 minutes of the final gone and Spain leading Italy by 2-0, Torres finally got the nod. Maybe it was brilliant man management by the coach of Spain, as Torres was like a man on mission. He ran the Italians ragged and ten minutes after coming on he was celebrating his third goal in the tournament. Latching on to a pass from Xavi, Torres coolly slotted the ball past Italy’s keeper Buffon. He became the first player to score in two European finals and the sixth man to score three at Euro 2012.

The reason he won the golden boot was that he finished the tournament with an assist along with his three goals. Chelsea team mate Juan Mata made his debut at the competition with just three minutes of normal time left. Torres set him up a minute later and Mata duly scored Spain’s fourth. That meant Torres and Mario Gomez of Germany had three goals and one assist each, but Torres achieved his in 189 minutes while Gomez took 281 minutes.

Chelsea can expect Torres and Mata to return to Stamford Bridge in buoyant and confident moods and, hopefully, Torres can show Chelsea fans why the club paid £50 million for him. He could still be the best striker in the world. Even when he was on the bench for Spain, he did not let his head drop and, when called upon, he was ready.

  1. Eddy Elia says

    I hoped night and day that my favorite player Torres would 1 day become the man he was at Liverpool . I admired him so much and i still do . i am delighted that my hopes became reality torres4eva !

  2. Eddy Elia says

    He was amamzing versus Italy looked the the miracle i used to watch at liverpool ! I was jumping when he scored !

  3. chelsea fan says

    he were very good in the final he scored and gave an amazing assist in 15 minutes and i celebrated like an animal for the third and fourth goal but let us be honest plz we must have another striker with lukaku going on loan and sturidge playing as wing we must buy a pro striker like falcao cavani baloteli i like torres so much but he plays 1 one macht gd and the other bad this is not a striker ho can take chelsea all over the season he must have players to help him and give him good passes and young players like in spain he just need help and help from the fans but he must hurry bcos he’s 18 month in the team and played like a shit he is a 50 million pound player guys torres is very good but i want too see him every day playing try gd this would bee the best day ever and we will not even have to buy a striker and spend money forrr shift !! cmon blues cmon torres will have a come back as soon as possible

  4. mike inas says

    Torres u are my hero nd i luv u nd juan mata. I hope u wil retain CL at stamford bridge nxt season at stamford bridge.

  5. Joseph Chung says

    I’m just happy 4 TORRES & MATA. up d blues.

  6. Ebeke Orji Age 33 Sex M says

    Tores is good in his own way but honestly Chelsea needs a more perfect replacement 4 Drogba

  7. Kaka says

    Torres is a gud player. I luv when he was in liverpool n nw chelsea. I wish him all the best nxt season. Manu 4 life

  8. Eddy Elia says

    As much as I Respect your comment @Kaka I wonder what is a man u fan doing on a chelsea website …

  9. Jyde says

    @eddy, he need to,dat shows kaka is a real football fan, as he check his club he also check others. I love dat. Ktbffh

  10. Eddy Elia says

    I love fans who can check other clubs shows sportsmanship !

  11. Duru Finbar says

    I dnt wnt Chelsea 2 spend much on striker again… I believ dat if lukaku shuld be given beta assist he wil score more dan hernandes… Wit hazard and mata, Lukaku will be beta… Lets jst get a gud and cheap strika.. Both Hazard, marin and Mata can also score as wingers.. Lukaku is gud but we re kiling him…

  12. 0gargodwin says

    ‎​U̶̲̥̅̊ ₪☺ ‎​I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ fotball is not good fO̶̷̩̥̊͡Я a player to be selfish dats why torres look and say dat my brother from another club and give pass to mata,I was very very happy wen I see dat happen,I jump up and say yes does are my players,but fO̶̷̩̥̊͡Я chelsea am sure we still need some experienc striker fO̶̷̩̥̊͡Я de replasment of drogba player who is filt and can offer someting to de club yea.

  13. gboly says

    torres is a gud player, even when he was he played very well and now at chelsea he is doing he is best

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