Torres: Spanish Football Slow, Cannot Handle High Tempo Games
The hitman has said that Real Madrid could not handle the tempo and pace that Liverpool played at...
All four of the Premier League's representatives progressed to the quarter finals of the Champions League at the expense Real Madrid and three Serie A sides, and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres feels that the Spaniards could not handle the tempo and pace that his side's clash with Real was contested at.
"I think we prepared the game better than them," Torres explained on the club's official website.
"The boss was brilliant in explaining how to play against them.
"The plan before the game was to play with intensity and with a high-tempo.
"Spanish football has quality but it is slower, so we knew it would be difficult for them if we played with intensity.
"I am very proud," he added. "I am proud at the performance of the team and the performance of the fans. We knew the atmosphere would be amazing but it was even better than we thought."
English sides constitute four of the final eight teams in the pot for the quarter final, while Spain have two teams, Germany one, and Portugal have one, too.
Alan Dawson, Goal.com
Komen Torres diatas telah meyakinkan saya yang Rafa sememangnya genius di Eropah. Rafa ibarat profesor bukannya jurulatih. Beliau telah mengkaji fe'el lawan terlebih dahulu dan barulah menyesuaikan dengan pemain dan taktikal permainan. Ibarat cerita David dan Goliath, orang kenit tewaskan gergasi dengan akal bukannya fizikal. Rafa sedar akan kemampuan Real Madrid jika membiarkan mereka menguasai perlawanan. Oleh itu corak permainan pantas dan kawalan ketat telah menjadi pukulan maut buat Real.