Former Atletico Madrid striker and Spanish international Fernando Torres has returned to Atletico Madrid.
The 37-year-old Spaniard has returned to Atletico Madrid but this time as a part of the coaching teach and has been handed the responsibility of coaching the under-19 squad of Atletico Madrid.
Upon his return, he took it to social media and expressed delight over returning to his boyhood club. And further stated, “Proud and happy to return home.”
“Now it is time to head into an exciting challenge and we will do it with the intention of continuing to serve our beloved Atleti.”https://www.instagram.com/p/CRx7444tJds/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
The last time Torres was at Atletico Madrid he had an awkward exit from the club and will be hoping things turn out better for him this time around.
In the documentary about him ‘Fernando Torres: The Last Symbol’ he went on record and criticized the current Atletico Madrid head coach which could prove problematic for the Spaniard during his 2nd spell with Atletico Madrid. He said, “I don’t think he [Simeone] ever saw me as his starting striker.”
“For me the most important thing was that I was where I was supposed to be. I wasn’t too worried about the conditions.”
“What I felt was a great responsibility to the fans. I never asked Simeone for any kind of explanation because I know how he is.”
“I don’t know if it was something personal or professional or a bit of both.”
“I understand it can get complicated for a manager to manage the return of a player like me. But at some point everything just came to a head. It just blew up.”
“I could accept that reality that maybe I wasn’t up to starting 40 matches of the season as the starting striker but I could never understand how he wouldn’t even have me sitting on the bench for games.”
“They asked him if he wanted to keep me for another season and he said no.”
“It was the first time he gave an unfortunate answer like that and it created an awkward situation for the fans.”
“I went to a meeting because I thought that he might be ready to offer an apology or an explanation, but that’s not what happened.”
“Simeone was my mate. He was my idol, then my team-mate and then my manager, I understand that must have been an awkward situation for him.”