The midfielder says Torres can look forward to the World Cup with confidence.
The former Valencia man told the London Evening Standard: “We have a very good relationship. Apart from Fernando being a star footballer or one of the biggest strikers in the world, I like the relationship we have as friends, as man-to-man.
“More than any advice, what you need when you are going through a bad moment is to feel that you have your people around you.
“That’s what I feel with all my team-mates, including Fernando. I feel that they like me. I feel that they are with me.
“When Fernando was in a bad moment, the only thing I tried to do is be with him because it’s what he needed and he’s being fantastic with me as well.
“We spend a lot of time together, I know him very well. I know how good he is mentally.
“He’s had difficult moments since he came, but now he looks like he’s happy. He deserves it. I hope he scores more, he plays more and continues to enjoy himself on the pitch. I see him enjoying his football again and that’s important. He can bring a lot of good things for the club and the national team over the next year.”
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