9.1 rating, 4 chances created: MOTM performance proves 'obscene' Man City ace can save Pep millions
Croatia – Spain was without question one of the best games of Euro 2020. And at the heart of the action was Manchester City star, Ferran Torres.
The 21-year-old was electric in Copenhagen. Stats from Squawka show just how impressive the Spaniard. Torres created 4 chances 2 big chances and capped the night off with a vital goal and an assist for Luis Enrique’s side.
It was a performance, and a match, that will be remembered for some time by Spain supporters. WhoScored awarded Torres a 9.1 out of 10 rating, whilst Squawka’s official Twitter account labelled the City attacker as ‘obscene’.
It was one of the most bonkers games of the tournament so far, with Spain going 3-1 up with 10 minutes to go to before the 2010 World Cup winners threw away their lead in the closing stages of regular time.
Had it not been for the heroics of Alvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal in extra time, it would have been a different story for Spain and Torres this week.
Performance should be no shock to Man City fans
Indeed, Torres masterclass against Croatia won’t come as much of a surprise to supporters of the Premier League champions.
The former Valencia star was one of the club’s unsung heroes in their domination of English football last season. The midfielder scored 13 goals in all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Given his reputation beforehand in La Liga as a tricky wide-midfielder with a creative brain that enjoys picking out passes, Torres’ evolution in Manchester has been sudden and surprising.
Yet it could also prove City with a unique opportunity to save millions this summer given the departure of Sergio Aguero.
Ferran Torres can replace icon at Man City
City’s search for a replacement for the club’s all-time scorer has been slow to say the least.
As reported by Sky Sports News, the club have made a £100m bid for Tottenham striker Harry Kane. However, this offer was rejected, and Daniel Levy is eager to retain his star man at all costs this summer.
Yet as reported by the Manchester Evening News, Guardiola will not panic if he doesn’t land a striker this summer else. Instead, the City boss has been impressed with what he’s seen from Torres since his arrival.
Indeed, Torres has the potential and skills needed to fill in for Aguero for next season. With the Spaniard impressing on the international stage with La Roja, Guardiola might be brave enough to try the 21-year-old as the main man upfront when the new campaign kicks off in just under two months.
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