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Villa tips Torres for the top

Atletico Madrid striker David Villa believes team-mate Oliver Torres could be destined for the top, but says they need to be patient with the youngster.

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Oliver Torres: Made an immediate impact for Atletico Madrid

Oliver Torres: Made an immediate impact for Atletico Madrid

The 18-year-old Torres was handed his first start for Atletico in Sunday's Primera Division clash against Real Betis and he made a stunning impact as he opened the scoring after just 12 seconds.

Villa, who scored twice in the second half to help Atletico run out 5-0 winners, believes the Rojiblancos have a special talent on their hands but has warned against pushing the teenager too hard too soon.

Spain's record goalscorer said on his club's official website: "He has a huge future ahead of him, everyone at Atletico loves him, we see him every day and we don't have to rush him.

"He had a fantastic game today, starting with the goal.

"The fans have years and years ahead to enjoy this kid. Be patient because he has everything to be exceptional."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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