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Villa full of praise for young Atletico Madrid teammate Torres

David Villa says Atletico Madrid teammate Oliver Torres is destined for big things.

The 18-year-old Torres was handed his first start for Atletico in Sunday's Primera Division clash against Real Betis and he made a stunning impact as he opened the scoring after just 12 seconds.

Spain's record goalscorer said on his club's official website: "He has a huge future ahead of him, everyone at Atletico loves him, we see him every day and we don't have to rush him.

"He had a fantastic game today, starting with the goal.

"The fans have years and years ahead to enjoy this kid. Be patient because he has everything to be exceptional."

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