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Football: Torres not making any promises to Milan fans

Published on Sep 3, 2014 6:04 AM
AC Milan's newly signed player Fernando Torres (centre) watches their Italian Serie A soccer match against Lazio at the San Siro stadium in Milan on Aug 31, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ROME (AFP) - Fernando Torres is refusing to make any promises he might regret to the fans at his new club Serie A side AC Milan but he said on Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014, that he hopes they will see the clinical goalscorer of old.

The 30-year-old - scorer of 38 goals in his 116 appearances for Spain - has been given a chance to reinvigorate his career after an underwhelming spell at English Premier League side Chelsea, where he scored just 45 times in 172 appearances after his then British record 50 million pound (S$103.4 million) move in January 2011 from Liverpool.

"I believe it doesn't serve any purpose to make promises (to the fans), I hope that they will see the goalscorer that I always was," he said at his first press conference since he sealed his two season loan.

"I promise that I will always give my maximum." Torres, who scored the goal that secured Spain the Euro 2008 title with a 1-0 win over Germany and ushered in four years of dominance in world football, said there was a sense of irony about his career.

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