Leicester defender St Ledger not writing off Chelsea's Torres

Leicester City defender Sean St Ledger hopes for a big FA Cup tie against Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.

Leicester City defender Sean St Ledger hopes for a big FA Cup tie against Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.

He hopes to face ex-Liverpool hitman Torres again in the summer when Ireland play Spain on June 14 in Group C.

St Ledger, who has 25 caps, said: "If Torres plays it is a great warm up for hopefully if I can get in the Ireland squad against Spain.

"Torres is a world-class player, he might not be on form right at this moment but I don't think you pay that sort of money for a bad player.

"Things can just switch a light on and kick-start his career. At the moment he is struggling but he is different class. I played against Liverpool in the FA Cup once and he came on and his movement is second to none.

"When you are only watching on the TV, you probably don't see that as a fan watching.

"But as a defender you see he is always on the move and is very difficult to mark and I am sure the goals will come but hopefully not on Sunday."

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