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Chelsea striker Torres delighted to get on Spain scoresheet

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres was delighted with his brace in Spain's rout of Euros opponents Republic of Ireland.

Torres was used only as a substitute in Sunday's night's opening 1-1 Group C draw with Italy with manager Vicente Del Bosque controversially opting not to play a single striker.

Torres responded in the best possible fashion, but was adamant he was not disappointed to be left out.

He said: "It was not a disappointment. I know all my team-mates we have here, we are all playing in the best team in the world - at least we won the World Cup and the Euros.

"Anyone can play, so it's not a disappointment to be on the bench with the kind of players in the team.

"We work in the training sessions to be in the starting XI, but if we can't we have to give some help to our team-mates who start and hope to have the chance to go on from the bench and do something good for the team.

"Against Italy, it was not a good result for us, but the performance was really good from everyone.

"I was lucky enough today to be selected for the first XI - two goals was nice - but if in the next game the manager decides to play without a striker that's fine.

"The main thing is for Spain to reach the final and win this title again."

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