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Spain's Torres Faces Fitness Test ahead of Nations League Final

Spain's Torres Faces Fitness Test ahead of Nations League Final

Saturday, 9 October, 2021 - 16:30
Spain’s Ferran Torres celebrates scoring their first goal against Italy. (Reuters)

Spain striker Ferran Torres is an injury worry for Sunday’s Nations League final against France and faces a pre-match fitness test before the clash at the San Siro stadium.


"Everyone is fit except for Ferran," Spain coach Luis Enrique told a news conference on Saturday.


Torres scored both goals in Spain’s 2-1 win over Italy in Wednesday’s semi-final but limped off in the second half after suffering a blow to his right foot.


"We are not going to force it," added Enrique. "If he is fit, he will play, if he is not he won’t and a team mate will play and we trust in them and will adapt ourselves."


Enrique said the Manchester City forward will take part in the warm-up session and then the final selection decision would be made.


Torres sounded hopeful about his chances however.


"The foot is good, I will try tomorrow and we will see if I can play or not," he said.


The 21-year-old, who made his name as a winger, was used centrally after Spain lost their two regular center forwards Alvaro Morata and Gerard Moreno to injury before the tournament.


"I’m a winger, that is where I am at my best I think but it is good too to be able to play center forward," added Torres.


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