Del Bosque warns Chelsea striker Torres: You cannot use Spain to find form

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has taken aim at Fernando Torres over his form struggles at Chelsea.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has taken aim at Fernando Torres over his form struggles at Chelsea.

The £50million Chelsea striker did not even earn a place on the bench as his country sealed qualification for Euro 2012 by thrashing Liechtenstein 6-0.

In a thinly-veiled swipe, Spain boss Del Bosque said: "He is an important player but the people selected for the national team are those who do well for their clubs, not the other way round."

Over the past year he has only managed to find the net once for the national team - in a June friendly against the United States - as the competition to be David Villa's strike partner is heating up.

 

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