Atletico MadridNot upset at missing out on hat-trick Torres: Atletico have lived 50 years of pure ha
DATE : 2017-05-22 03:13:11
Atletico Madrid's final match at the Estadio Vicente Calderon finished with victory as Fernando Torres' early brace sent Los Rojiblancos on their way to a 3-1 win, one he was proud to have taken part inEl Nino had been attending the stadium since he was 10 years old and spoke of his quarter of a century of memories after the match.
"It's difficult to explain the feelings of a day like today," the striker said in his post-match interview.
"Many of us have been coming to the Calderon since we were children and there are a lot of memories that come to mind right now.
"We've lived 50 years of pure happiness at the Calderon.
"It is a tremendous honour to form a part of all this.
"Now the story will continue and the feelings will too."
He also looked to the future and hoped that the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano could enjoy just as much success, with Torres himself still involved.
"I want to feel this same pride, to help with the team's growth and to enjoy this shirt for many more years to help my teammates and this club," he said.
"I thank the fans for their support this season because it has been incredible, especially in defeat.
"We'll be back next year and will try again."
Finally, he was asked about how close he came to a hat-trick, with an offside Antoine Griezmann touching a ball that seemed to be sneaking over the line, but Torres' focus was on other matters.
"It stayed on the line, but these details are the least important part of a day like today," he explained.
"It was a day to celebrate things like [the farewell of] Tiago.
"It was his day and nobody else's."
There will be one final afternoon at the stadium for Atletico as they host a legends match, but Sunday's LaLiga match was the final competitive outing for Los Colchoneros on the hallowed turf.
Writer : Moses okotore
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