Fernando Torres doesn't want to leave Atletico Madrid without a trophy
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres says he does not want his second spell at the club to end without lifting a major trophy.
Torres has won the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League with Chelsea, and Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 with Spain, but his only medal during either of his periods with his boyhood club came in the Segunda Division in 2002.
With his current Atletico deal ending in June, and no sign yet of the Estadio Vicente Calderon outfit offering an extension to that contract, the 31-year-old told "El Partido de las 12" that his main hope was to be at the club when a big trophy was secured.
"My future is to win things here, at Atleti," Torres said. "I have not done that yet. I am where I want to be. I don't know for how long, but I want to enjoy every game."
Atletico coach Diego Simeone has been noncommittal when asked if he feels his former teammate should remain at the club past the summer, but Torres said there was no way he felt disappointed without the backing of someone who had been instrumental in his return to the Calderon in January 2015.
"How could I be disappointed?" he said. "If I am here today, a big part of that is due to him."
Torres has scored in his last two outings for Atletico, having previously been stuck on 99 goals for the club for 19 games and five months.
"To have been stuck so many months on 99 was not so bad," he said. "The team was winning and they were not missed. The moment of goal 100, and how the fans were afterwards, was very emotional."