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Fernando Torres misses four sitters in Atletico Madrid training

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Fernando Torres. Oh, Fernando Torres. Once the most feared striker in the world. Now possibly the most maligned striker in the world.

No striker has had more lines written about him for not scoring enough goals. There seems to be no explanation for the disappearance of his potent form, seemingly left behind when he swapped Liverpool for Chelsea.

Having failed to justify the £50 million transfer fee at Stamford Bridge, a loan move to AC Milan was tipped to improve his fortunes. Six months on and the San Siro club have agreed to make the deal permanent but also sent him on loan to Atletico Madrid.

Returning home

Surely a move back to his boyhood club would inspire him into something like his former self. Well, not really; at least if his first training session back in Madrid is anything to go by.

With Spanish press watching on, Torres went through a simple drill involving quick steps followed by an easy header into a small, but open, goal. For a striker earning a reported £175,000-a-week, it should have been no issue burying five out of five.

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However, this is Torres we're talking about, so it didn't go down that way. Instead Torres, almost laughably, missed four out of five attempts. So not quite back to his best then.

Some will laugh, others will cringe. Enjoy the video below!

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