Tuesday June 25 2013
Torres wary of Italy threat

Fernando Torres has rejected talk of facing Brazil in the Confederations Cup Final, pointing to Spain’s awareness of what it is to face Italy first.

La Roja are favourites to advance to the competition final, but must first defeat the Azzurri in Fortaleza on Thursday evening.

“A Brazil-Spain final? We are thinking of Italy. It was also possible in 2009 yet it did not occur,” determined Torres to Marca.

“Let’s go step by step and not make the same mistakes. Brazil-Spain is a final everybody wants, but both Brazil and Spain have to have respect for Uruguay and Italy, who have been world champions.

“They will be games in which you can have no margin for error.

“The Spanish know what Italy has meant to Spain throughout the history of the game. They have knocked us out of World Cups and European Championships.

“Now we have the wins in 2008 and last year as a reference, we know what we have to do, but a team with great players like they have can be very dangerous.

“And if they have been hurt in the past, they can be even more dangerous. When they have to compete they will compete because they have done so all their lives.”

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