Fernando Torres is the only player in the Atletico Madrid squad with a Champions League winners’ medal to his name.
That will change on Saturday if Atleti beat their local rivals Real Madrid at the San Siro - and Torres admits it would be the greatest achievement of his career, despite the fact he won the same trophy with Chelsea four years ago.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Torres has revealed that he couldn’t enjoy his first Champions League triumph because he felt “lost” at Stamford Bridge and believes he wasn’t treated well.
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"Nothing would beat winning the Champions League with Atletico,” Torres said. "I won it with Chelsea, but I was not in a good place. I did not feel I was being treated well at the time -- I felt lost.
"I don't want to talk about those moments. My career is going so well, and I feel so at home and full of confidence, that I do not want to relive those days.
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"I have never been happier. I love being back [at Atletico], and hope I can stay. I am one of the senior players now and give advice where I can, but I am also learning from the younger players. You can feed off their energy."
Torres to sign permanent deal with Atletico
Torres is expected to sign a two-year contract with Atleti, who will purchase the Spanish striker from AC Milan on a permanent contract.
The 32-year-old has rediscovered his form and confidence over the past two months and finishes the season with 12 goals in 43 appearances - with only the Champions League final left to play - his best return since the 2012-13 campaign.
Torres: Simeone will stay with us
"Simeone has built something special here,” Torres added. “We are no longer in awe of where Real Madrid and Barcelona are at. We are at the same level as them, and so much of that is down to Simeone.
"I am sure some of the biggest club's in England would be interested in him, but he is happy here."
Torres not bothered about Euro 2016 snub
Despite Torres’ recent return to form, he was not included in Spain’s provisional squad for this summer’s European Championships in France.
However, the former Liverpool and Chelsea centre-forward insists he wasn’t expecting a call-up from Vicente del Bosque and his sole focus is on this weekend’s final in Milan.
"I'm not worried about the Euro, I've got the biggest game of my life to play," the Spaniard was quoted as saying by Goal. "We are facing an opportunity that life does not give you many times.
"The growth of this club, to reach two finals in three years, was unimaginable, but we are facing a new chapter in our history and we must write it with a happy ending."
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