Fernando Torres Ready to Lead Spain in the Confederations Cup

Fernando Torres of Spain (Wikimedia Commons)

Fernando Torres of Spain (Wikimedia Commons)

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has been confirmed to be on the Spanish National Team’s roster for the upcoming 2013 Confederations Cup to be held in Brazil.

Torres showed signs of his old form at times this season with Chelsea under interim manager Rafael Benitez, and his call up could perhaps be a wake up call once more for the recently turned 29-year-old.

As the Spanish striker is in the heart what should be the prime years of his career, he only has a few more chances to truly leave his mark on the Spanish National team.

He was the hero for the Spaniards in the summer of 2008 when he scored the lone goal to defeat Germany in the UEFA European Championship final in Switzerland that gave La Roja the first of what has been an unprecedented run of international titles.

Torres failed to be a major part of the 2010 World Cup, and despite having been a joint winner of the 2012 UEFA European Championship golden boot, he was still not looked at as the inspiration for the national team’s triumph.

There is much debate as to whether Torres will remain at Chelsea as Jose Mourniho’s anticipated arrival could see a major shake up in at Stamford Bridge.

A move to Napoli is also a believed possibility for the misfiring striker as Rafael Benitez’s new appointment in Naples could see the striker follow the one manager that has appeared to have a major influence on getting the best out of him since moving to England from Spain when Benitez purchased Torres for Liverpool.

Whatever the fate is for Torres, his summer performance for Spain could be a major factor in what his future at the club level will hold later on in the summer.

This summer will be his chance to take the lead for Spain and finally have the opportunity to overtake David Villa as the go to attacker Vicente Del Bosque after struggling to keep a regular place over the past few seasons.

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