Ignazio Abate and Fernando Torres - The Footballing World

I’m Thrilled With Milan Goal – Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres celebrates scoring his first goal with Milan

Fernando Torres showed a glimpse of his past glories by scoring for Milan in his first start for the Italian Serie A club, when he headed home an Ignazio Abate cross.

“I’m thrilled to have scored,” Torres told Milan’s official website.

“But I would change that for a win. I’m better physically but I’m not yet 100 per cent, although I am able to play.”

Torres arrived in Italy keen to prove that he can still perform at the highest level despite being out of favour at Chelsea.

“I’m trying to adapt to the demands of the team,” he said.

“It’s easier when you have great players around you, like I do at Milan, and now I’m getting to understand how the team plays, what type of rivals you face in Serie A, which is a different league with respect to La Liga and the Premier League.”

“I am happy and I’m gaining confidence. Of course, you can always do better.”

Milan manager Filippo Inzaghi said: “Torres played a good game and scored.”

“I replaced him near the end of the game because he had not played a full match for a long time.”

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