I’d give my life to win La Liga with Atletico, says Torres

Fernando Torres says he would give everything to win La Liga with Atletico Madrid before he retires.

The former Chelsea striker won the Segunda title with Atleti back in 2002 but has never managed to clinch a top-flight domestic league winners’ medal after missing out on Premier League glory with both Liverpool and Chelsea.

Having rejoined the 2013-14 Spanish champions last season, however, Torres is now desperate to get his hands on the trophy.

“There are still trophies for me to win. For example, I’m missing a league title. I have never won one and it would be very special to win it with Atletico,” he told a press conference ahead of the pre-season clash with Shanghai SIPG.

“You’ve always got to go for everything. I’d give my life and everything I have to win that.

“I want to go on winning, I feel great and full of enthusiasm for playing at the top level. I still have many years left to play and I want to enjoy them here at Atleti.

“I want people to enjoy themselves along with me. I want to win trophies, be it this season, next season or the one after.”

Torres has been handed the No.9 jersey ahead of the 2015-16 campaign following Mario Mandzukic’s move to Juventus and the Spain international hopes it will bring about a “special” campaign.

“I am pleased to have the number I grew up with at the club again,” added the 31-year-old. “This is a special season for me.”

Atleti take on Shanghai on Tuesday at 13.00CET.