Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Football | Premier League

Del Bosque backs Rafa to rejuvenate Torres



Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has backed new Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez as the ideal person to get the best out of misfiring striker Fernando Torres.

Benitez, who brought fellow Spaniard Torres to Liverpool from Atletico Madrid in 2007, replaced Roberto Di Matteo at the Premier League club on Wednesday following the Italian's sudden dismissal.

Since joining Chelsea in January 2011 for a fee of £50 million, Torres has consistently failed to reproduce the form that netted him 81 goals in 142 games for Liverpool, including 33 in his first season.

Del Bosque believes that may change under Benitez, who had a successful spell as coach of La Liga club Valencia and a less auspicious stint at Serie A side Inter Milan.

"Benitez has given prestige to our coaches in the world and now he is taking charge of a great club," Del Bosque said at the inauguration of a sports facility in the town of Parla south of Madrid.

"He will certainly be able to support Fernando Torres," added the 61-year-old World Cup and European Championship winner. "Nobody knows him better than Rafa."



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Wenger confident; Conte confused
When Arsene Wenger pitched up at Highbury 20 years ago no one thought he would stay this long.

Sunday Oliseh
Latest Pep win over Mou means more
It was a highly awaited derby encounter, pitting two of the richest clubs in the world against one...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref Halsey revelations shocking
“The ref robbed us.” “We wuz robbed.” “Ref, you’re a cheat,” or in my case as uttered by the former...

Segun Odegbami
Jose Mourinho Versus Pep Guardiola
It is still morning in the 2016-17 EPL football season. There is still a long way to travel in the...