Fernando Torres misses FOUR open goals – and gets tangled in training equipment – during first Atletico Madrid training session

The striker has re-joined his former club on loan from AC Milan

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Fernando Torres said he returned to Atletico Madrid in "pursuit of my happiness", but it his pursuit of goals that people are interested in and judging by his first training session back at his former club they might not come easily.

The Spanish striker seemingly lost his killer instinct the moment he left Liverpool for Chelsea in a £50m transfer four years ago. A switch to AC Milan failed to revive his fortunes but a return to Atletico, the club at which he made his name, might just provide the catalyst for the re-emergence of the player once considered among the deadliest in the world - it had been thought.

However, his first training session with the Spanish champions was disastrous.

Video footage of the 30-year-old being put through his paces shows him having five attempts at a miniature goal during yet only managing to find the target once. As well as his headers going wide of the open goal, he also found himself getting tangled in the plastic hoops used in the session.

 

Torres will be hoping his eye for goal returns when he makes his second debut for his boyhood club, which could come against Levante on Saturday.

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