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Torres dreaming of repeating Euro 2008 heroics in FIFA World Cup

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London, Apr.21 (ANI): Fernando Torres is dreaming of repeating his Euro 2008 heroics in this year's FIFA World Cup.

"If England can overcome their mental barrier then Spain v England would be the perfect World Cup final," said Torres.

"People say that Spain have the best starting XI in the world, but when you look at England on paper, they have the second strongest XI in the world," the Daily Express quoted Torres, as saying further.

"It's hard to see a weakness in the England team. All they need to do now is break the mental barrier that going out at the quarter-final stage creates," he said.

Torres said: "It doesn't matter how strong your starting XI is, when you get used to going out in the second round or quarter-finals it's very hard to break that cycle, even when you are the superior team."

"Look at the teams Spain have had over the past 10 to 20 years, but it was only two years ago we got past the quarter-finals and once we did that we won the thing. When you constantly go out at that stage you start to believe you can't progress further and when you get into that frame of mind you have to break it mentally," he said.

"I believe Spain will win the tournament. That is the belief that the Euros gave us," he said. (ANI)

Story first published: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 13:11 [IST]
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