"To not be in the Calderon on Wednesday is a huge disappointment. It was very special for me to be able to play this game, but unfortunately it is not to be," said Torres, who is expecting a hard-fought encounter between two clubs with 100% records in Group D.
"It will be difficult game. Atletico have started the Champions League phenomenally well and they will try to move closer to qualifying in front of their fans.
"For us it is the same. If we claim these three points we will take a very big step towards the last 16."
He added on his personal website: "As I have already said, my wish is that we both qualify and after the first few rounds of matches we are both on track. Now all that remains is to finish it off.”