Fernando Torres' Goodbye Speech To Atletico Fans Will Leave You In Floods Of Tears
Just days after he won his first major trophy with Atletico Madrid in the Europa League final win against Marseille, the once prolific Fernando Torres will play his final game for the club, this evening.
Torres, who has played for Liverpool, Chelsea and AC Milan during a 17 year career, returned to the Spanish capital in 2015, but the forward will soon embark on a new chapter in his career.
With who exactly nobody is sure, but he will forever remain a legend to millions of Atleti supporters.
Ahead of Sunday afternoon's tie against Eibar, the Atletico side celebrated their Europa League win in front of thousands of fans in attendance.
When the squad swarmed the stage, 'El Nino' grabbed the microphone and gave an emotional speech.
His kind and gracious words left plenty emotional as the former Liverpool striker slumped over half way through, rubbing his face to remove the tears.
Who's cutting onions in here?
Fernando Torres gave an emotional speech at Plaza Neptuno on Friday night ahead of his final game today, where he even attempted to claim this was "without doubt" the best trophy of his career. Just remember how you felt waking up in that Munich hotel 6 years ago today! pic.twitter.com/bBAMmCB127- Jack Simpkin (@jacksimpkin9) May 20, 2018
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impossible not to tear up while watching torres' speech. fernando torres is atlético de madrid- Giménez (@NiguezATM) May 18, 2018
It was an emotional night on Wednesday as Torres came on as a substitute for Antoine Griezmann in the Europa League final.
And when it was time for the official trophy presentation, Atletico skipper Gabi showed the ultimate respect to the 34-year old by calling him up to lift the trophy with him.
A superb gesture from Gabi to allow Atletico's prodigal son to be lift his first trophy with the club in style.
Gabi calls on Fernando Torres to help him lift the Europa League trophy. :trophy: pic.twitter.com/sKGRo406y7- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 16, 2018
Simeone paid tribute to 'El Nino' after last night's victory and hopes he gets the perfect send-off at the weekend.
"For Fernando Torres, it's a dream come true. I've never given him anything for free but he represents everything we're about," the Argentine is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
"He has left a great legacy for his team-mates, for the club. I hope he gets the send-off he deserves on Sunday."