The Spanish national team has received a significant boost with the return of Ferran Torres to ‘La Roja’. Following the unfortunate injuries to Dani Olmo and Marco Asensio during the match against Georgia, coach Luis de la Fuente has chosen Torres as their replacement. Despite his outstanding start to the season, the Barcelona forward was initially left out of the squad. However, his recent call-up is a testament to his perseverance and undeniable talent.
Both Asensio and Olmo were unable to complete the game against Georgia in Tbilisi, as they were substituted due to physical discomfort in the 43rd minute of the first half. After undergoing medical examinations, it was deemed unfeasible for them to participate in the upcoming match against Cyprus. As a result, Ferran Torres and Yeremi Pino have been selected as their replacements in the national team.
Torres, hailing from Foios, had not received a call-up to the Spanish national team since the last World Cup in Qatar. Despite his absence from the previous three squads under Luis de la Fuente’s leadership, the talented winger has now been given another opportunity to showcase his skills on the international stage. Yeremi Pino, the Villarreal striker, who was part of the previous Nations League squad, joins Torres as the other chosen player. The duo will travel together from Valencia to Madrid for the national team’s training camp.
Having been training in Valencia, the Barcelona player will make his way to the Ciudad del Futbol de Las Rozas as quickly as possible. His exceptional start to the season with FC Barcelona, which has seen him score two goals in three matches and accumulate 63 minutes of playing time, has undoubtedly played a significant role in his return to ‘La Roja’.
Ferran Torres has already amassed an impressive record of 35 appearances for the Spanish national team, scoring 15 goals. His contributions include six goals in the Nations League, four in World Cup qualifiers, two in the World Cup, two in the Eurocup, and one in friendly matches. After a hiatus of nine months, Torres is now back in the fold of the national team, ready to make an impact once again.
With Torres’ inclusion, Coach De la Fuente will have 24 players at his disposal for the crucial match against Cyprus on Tuesday (20:45h). However, he will have to make another tough decision and exclude one player from the squad, as only 23 players can be selected. In the previous match against Georgia, Abel Ruiz was the unfortunate player to be left out.
This latest development marks a significant milestone in Ferran Torres’ career and serves as a testament to his resilience and exceptional performances. As he rejoins the Spanish national team, fans and pundits alike eagerly anticipate witnessing his contributions on the pitch. With his return, ‘La Roja’ gains an added dimension, and Torres has the opportunity to further solidify his place as one of Spain’s most promising talents.
— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SEFutbol) September 9, 2023