Manchester City are all set to lock horns with Chelsea in the Champions League Final on Friday. They have already lost twice to the Blues this season and that has led City forward Ferran Torres to comment that Chelsea have become a real menace to handle for the reigning Premier League Champions.
Chelsea have already beaten Manchester City in the FA Cup and in the Premier League this season and that has led the Spaniard to say that Thomas Tuchel and Co. cause plenty of trouble to City.
“They’re a pain in the neck, in a good way, since they’re always chasing the ball,” Torres has told UEFA’s official website.
“They run a lot and they want the ball. They don’t just go for counter-attacks, they also want to take the ball off you, which deserves some credit.
“City are a team which likes to have the ball, and it’s sometimes very hard to take it from us, but they’ve done a great job against us. In fact, they’ve beaten us twice. I mean, you never know in a [UEFA] Champions League final.
“We’re one of the best teams in the world, [so] we have to try and win it all.
Torres has had a pretty successful first season in the Premier League after arriving from Valencia for a reported fee of €23 million. City have given him a five-year contract as well and he has started off quite well having netted 13 goals this season already, that too in a limited number of games.
Winning the Premier League with City in his very first season has been a dream for him already, but winning the Champions League will just make things complete for him.
“We’ve won the Premier [League], which is a very hard task – you have to work hard throughout the whole season to achieve it. But a Champions League final [win] would be like the icing on the cake.
“City have never won one, which is an extra motivation, and we’re going to work hard in this final sprint. And we’re going into it feeling really excited, because above everything else it’s about enjoying it,” Torres said.