“Torres told me he saw me and passed the ball because it was me”

10:40 02 July 2012

Spain

Spain's Juan Mata, left, and teammate Fernando Torres celebrate the fourth goal during the Euro 2012 final (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Juan Mata hailed Fernando Torres after his assist in the Euro 2012 final

Chelsea star Juan Mata revealed that Fernando Torres passed the ball to him in Spain’s 4-0 win over Italy in the Euro 2012 final because of their relationship.

The playmaker has been a staunch defender of his Blues team-mate during a season where Torres went over 24 hours on the pitch without scoring.

And Torres repaid the friendship with an assist in the final minutes of the victory.

“Torres told me he saw me and passed the ball because it was me,” Mata said.

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Pistorius fired four shots through a bathroom door killing Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013.

Read more

Trekkers in the Himalayas will be forced to carry GPS tracking units to help authorities trace them in case of an emergency. It comes after Nepal suffered its worst hiking disaster last week when 41 people, including foreign tourists and local guides, were killed when a blizzard and avalanches swept the northern mountains in central […]

Read more

Will Tracy Barlow make it up the aisle without her groom being exposed as a murderer?

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Match reports

TOP STORIES

Chelsea Transfer News

Quizzes

Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho go head to head (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Football managers are either deified or chastised, depending on results and they are some of the most famous faces in the country.

Read more
Roy Keane  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Roy Keane denied the world of more glorious beard action this weekend by shaving his famous chin hair off, however football is still littered with some impressive beards.

Read more
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Arsenal's Arsene Wenger (Pictures: Getty Images)

London derbies are always eagerly anticipated but few more than when Chelsea and Arsenal meet.

Read more
Do you fancy yourself as a football ground know-it-all? Try our devilishly difficult quiz!

How well do you know your football stadiums? This brand new quiz from London24 will seperate the men from the boys...

Read more