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Chelsea striker Torres writes glowing tribute to Luis Aragones

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has paid a glowing tribute to former Spain and Atletico Madrid coach Luis Aragones.

Aragones passed away on Saturday at the age of 75.

Torres wrote in El Mundo: "When you are a young boy starting out you think that you can achieve everything but I saw so many kids with more ability than me fall by the wayside.

"That is part of the learning process and it intensifies when you become a professional at 17 and you realise that the football you have known has nothing to do with the professional game. That is when Luis appeared in my life.

"Aragones was my teacher, the one who kept my feet on the ground and put the brakes on my ambition until I was ready for the next step.

"He would say to me everyday: 'Kid, you know nothing about nothing', and I came to realise that he did that because he was preparing me for the future and because he believed in me."

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