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Torres puts himself into contention for Euro 2016 place

The Atleti striker has found the next on five consecutive occasions and his recent performances must have Del Bosque pondering a call up.

Atletico Madrid's forward Fernando Torres celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Athletic Club vs Atletico de Madrid at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on April 20, 2016

Atletico Madrid vs Las Palmas

Fernando Torres is in a rich vein of form currently and it was "El Niño's" goal last night at San Mamés that secured maximum points for his side to maintain their push in the league title race with just four games remaining.

Torres has now scored in the past five games four of those in LaLiga (against Betis, Espanyol, Granada and Athletic) and was on target at Camp Nou as Atleti went one ahead in the Champions League quarter final tie against FC Barcelona. The forward was subsequently red carded and missed the return leg at the Calderon.

There is a growing clamor for Torres to get called back to the Spanish national side with the 2016 European Championship in June some three months away. The player from Fuenlabrada (Madrid) has made 110 national appearance in the famous red shirt scoring 38 goals in his time with La Roja, making him Spain's third top scorer of all time. 

El Niño went some 19 weeks without scoring earlier on this season but upon scoring his 100th goal with Atleti against Eibar at the Calderon, the brakes have come off for the forward and since then Torres has scored eight in 13 games for Atleti.

National team coach, Vicente del Bosque recently stated that "Fernando is a possibility for a call up" and admitted that he had overlooked the 32 year old in recent call-ups.


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