Fernando Torres is unstoppable and will help us retain title, Atletico Madrid ace Koke warns La Liga rivals
Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has hailed Fernando Torres’ return to his childhood club.
Torres, 30, agreed to join Atletico on loan from AC Milan until the end of the 2015-16 season and the transfer was confirmed on Monday.
And Koke believes the return of the club legend may help them in their bid to retain the Spanish title.
Fernando Torres (right) will wear Atletico Madrid’s red and white stripes again
Koke (pictured) believes Torres’ arrival may help the club win La Liga for the second season in a row
“It’s very exciting for us to be reunited with Torres,” said Koke, 22. “He’s still a player who can be one of the best forwards in the world when he plays regularly.
“He’s not a player we sign at 35 or 36 – at 30 he’s still at his peak – and Europe knows that when he’s playing at his best he’s unstoppable.
Torres won the Champions League during his time at Chelsea, which he joined after Liverpool
“We want to defend our La Liga title. Real Madrid and Barcelona are playing well, but it’s our dream to keep it – and we have to believe it’s possible.
“It’s players like Fernando who won the World Cup and the Champions League who will help us achieve this goal.”