Fernando Torres’ struggles in front of goal has continued even into the 2015-16 season. It was expected that returning back to Atletico Madrid would help the Spaniard regain his form.
However, there appears to be a major problem within the 31-year-old since he has been unable to score anywhere near his best. A return of just two goals in almost 800 minutes of action sees the forwards struggled to get regular game time even under Diego Simeone, who is a manager rates him a lot. Playing for Atletico does help Torres get away with some of the criticism.
Torres is regarded as a legend at the club after having come through the ranks and gone on to achieve numerous things at Liverpool. The latest setback for the Spaniard has come in the form of an injury that is likely to keep him on the sidelines for quite a while. Ankle injuries have been problematic area for Torres in recent years and his latest injury confirms this once again. The player, however, has expressed his confidence that he will be able to recover from this latest setback quite quickly. Torres has failed to score in the last 19 matches of all competitions.
Despite his poor form, Atletico have done well by going top of the table after the latest round of matches."The striker from Madrid suffers a traumatic injury to the right ankle with joint effusion and bone edema at the anterior margin level of the tibial pilon. He has undergone imaging testing (MRI) and has had an intra-articular infiltration. The striker will undergo a physical therapy treatment and do alternative training in the gym, pending the evolution of his injury," read a statement on the Atletico site. Torres needs just one goal to achieve a landmark of 100 goals for his club.