Monday, June 30, 2008

Fernando Torres: the making of a legend

Congratulations to Spain for winning the Euro 2008.

But what really interests me is the player who scored their winning goal, Fernando Torres, the Liverpool striker.

Spain striker Fernando Torres set a record for the highest league tally by a foreign player in his Premier League debut season for Liverpool, surpassing Ruud van Nistelrooy's mark of 23 league goals in the final game of the 2007-2008 campaign against Tottenham to reach the milestone of 24.

Then on Sunday the 24-year-old capped his incredible year by scoring the winner in his nation's 1-0 victory over Germany in the final of Euro 2008.

Read more about the making of this legend in this BBC news article.


KotaStar said...

Yes he is an exceptional player. Just review his scoring feat and you will notice how he dashed for the ball, racing with the defender and yet manage to surge ahead and scooped the ball into the net passed the goalkeeper. To me it was a masterpiece of a stroke. Determination. Resolute and professionally executed.
Congratulation for the new maskhead. Traditional and captivating. Hoping yr dad is in good health. Will be at Putrajaya 2 July will give a call. Perhaps we will meet for lunch.

Azizi Ahmad Termizi: said...

Pak Non

Yes, he is an exceptional player indeed. But what's more important is that he's a Liverpool player. He'sonly just 23 years of age, too. We can expect more incredible stuff to come from him in years ahead. That's for sure.