Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina backs Liverpool team-mate Fernando Torres to repeat Euro 2008 heroics against Germany
Jul 06, 2010 14:18
Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina has backed his underfire Liverpool team-mate
Fernando Torres to repeat his Euro 2008 final winning heroics against
Torres, 26, grabbed the goal that made Vicente Del
Bosque European champions two years ago, but has looked a long distance
short of that form so far this summer. The £70 million-rated superstar
has yet to find the back of the net in South Africa and has been left in
top scorer David Villa's shadow.
Speaking to reporters in the
build-up to Wednesday's semi-final clash against Joachim Loew's side,
Reina insisted Torres would spark back into life.
"Torres is a
fully mature guy now and has experienced both tough and sweet moments in
his career and knows that's the way football goes," Reina said.
knows he enjoys the confidence of the coach, the players and he has
strong self confidence. He won us the final against Germany last time
and we all hope he repeats that this time."
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