EURO 2020

Spain's Ferran Torres apologises to Lewandowski for comment

The Manchester City winger explained that he did not mean to cause any offence to Bayern Munich's Polish striker, Robert Lewandowski.


Spain's winger Ferran Torres has made it clear that the national team are calm despite the draws against Sweden and Poland during the group stage. The concluding 5-0 victory over Slovakia, has changed the mood in the camp and was the "icing on the cake" for the hard work done over the last few weeks, he said.

Ferran Torres wants no offence

As well as giving an overview of Spanish feelings ahead of the next game in the Round of 16 of Euro 2020, Torres also responded to a question put to him over his comment about Poland goal machine, Robert Lewandowski.

Before the game against the Bayern Munich star, Torres had been asked if Spain were worried about him. “No, he does not worry us. Our central defenders will devour Lewandowski," he replied.

In the latest press conference, the Man City youngster attempted to clear up the situation.

"I respect Lewandowski and all the forwards very much. He is a reference for me. If I offended someone I want to apologise."

Torres on Spain vs Croatia in Last 16

The winger explained that the squad have "a very clear philosophy based on hard work, humility and togetherness.

"That's the most important thing and what has helped us turn the situation around from the way the European Championship started. We have to continue on this path."

As the scorer of the fourth goal against Slovakia, a delicious flick seconds after coming on as a substitute, he acknowledged that it was a "very nice" goal. He also said that it was for the fans "because they deserved it, they are very important to us."

And on all the missed penalties for Spain...

"It's not a situation that worries us because we're trying to work on everything and it's something we are working on. In the next few penalties it will pay off and we will score them."