Torres faces Spain axe

Fernando Torres poor recent club form seems as though it will effect his international selection it has emerged. Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has told the Chelsea striker that if he does not start scoring for the Blues then he will face the international axe.

Torres has scored just one competitive goal for Chelsea since joining them in January and has failed to impress in a blue jersey. His place is now under severe threat from Drogba, Anelka, Lukaku and Sturridge and now it has emerged that his Spanish career is under threat if he does not start scoring regularly.

He hardly featured for Spain during their 2010 World Cup success mainly due to injury but as one of the world’s best sides, Spain have laid down the law for their striker especially following the emergence of players like Pedro, Mata, Llorente and Negredo. Torres hasn’t scored for his country for an incredible 12 months since scoring twice against Liechtenstein. The former Liverpool striker was not even on the bench for his side’s qualifier during the week and del Bosque forced him to watch from the stands.

“Torres is an important player, but those who stand out with their clubs will get the call to the national team, not the other way round,” said del Bosque

By Ryan Bailey, @ryanbaileysport


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