Chelsea striker Torres eyes third trophy of the season with Spain

After winning the FA Cup and Champions League with Chelsea, Spain striker Fernando Torres has his eyes on a third competition victory – Euro 2012, the Daily Mail has reported.

Torres scored in the final four years ago as Spain won the European Championships for the second time in their history and the 28-year-old hopes to cap an up-and-down season by retaining the trophy. Having previously been dropped from the national team squad in February, Torres is in contention to start for La Rioja after David Villa failed to recover in time from a broken leg.

The Mail claims Torres struggled in his first full season at Stamford Bridge following his £50m, January 2011 move from Liverpool, netting 11 goals in 48 games after a dry spell stretching from mid-October to mid-March. Torres, speaking to the Spanish national team’s official website, admitted he had a troubled campaign, but that it worked out in the end.

It has been a very hard season, but it could not have ended better with the FA Cup and Champions League victories. That has been completed with a call-up to the national team and that is the reason why it couldn’t have been a better end to the season.

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