He said: "I was off my seat in Spain when he stood up to John Terry in the first half when Terry was screaming in his face. That's what you want to see from your players. He wasn't aggressive or annoyed.
"He just wanted to show Terry that he wasn't bothered by whatever he did - and the smile was the perfect retort.
"I enjoyed Torres' home debut and was delighted for him when he scored.
"It was a marvellous finish, all made possible by the ball he received from his skipper."