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Torres pleased to get one over old foe by lfctalk
March 11, 2009, 10:26
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Fernando Torres has spoken of his delight at knocking out old foes Real Madrid with a thumping 4-0 victory at Anfield last night.

The Spaniard opened the scoring to send Real on their way to a record European defeat.

]”I am very proud. I am proud at the performance of the team and the performance of the fans. We knew the atmosphere would be amazing but it was even better than we thought.” he told Liverpoolfc.tv

“This was a big night for Liverpool and for English football as well.”

“We showed Real Madrid that this is Anfield and that Liverpool can win against any team here.”

“It was a fantastic performance. After the first goal they knew it would be difficult because they had to score two. The penalty finished the game.”

“The plan before the game was to play with intensity and with a high-tempo,” he continued.

“Spanish football has quality but it is slower, so we knew it would be difficult for them if we played with intensity.”

“I think we prepared the game better than them. The boss was brilliant in explaining how to play against them.”

Torres also spoke of the rekindling of his partnership with Steven Gerrard, who he was reunited with after a season of injuries for each player.

“Stevie made me the happiest player in the world on the night and got some more goals – I think he is the Champions League’s top scorer now,” he said.

“We want to stop our injuries now for Liverpool and for us.”

Torres feels Liverpool may have scored more if it wasn’t for Iker Casillas in the Real goal.

“They have a fantastic ‘keeper – one of the best in the world. Every time I play against him he is brilliant. The best Real Madrid player on the night was Casillas.”

Torres is looking forward to seeing who Liverpool draw in the next round, but is looking at the Manchester United clash on Saturday before.

“We have to wait for the draw, but we have confidence now for the Champions League, and also for Saturday against United,” added Torres.

“That is a massive game. I hope to win that and have more chances in the league. We know it’s very important to win there – if not they will be many points ahead.”

On his own fitness, the number nine said: “I feel good. My ankle felt a little bit painful in the second half but that doesn’t matter in a match like this. We will work hard from Wednesday morning and I think I will be 100 per cent for Saturday.”


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