Fernando Torres' eight words to Antoine Griezmann after he's booed by Atletico fans

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It's the end of an era at Atletico Madrid.

Following nine years at the club across three spells - one of which on loan - Fernando Torres will leave this summer in search of new beginnings.

Now 34, the Spaniard isn't the striker he once was but showed he hasn't lost his goalscoring touch with a brace against Eibar over the weekend.

It was the perfect way to say goodbye in his last ever game for Atletico and that's exactly what Torres said in his emotional post-match interview.

"I'm happy for the days I've enjoyed and if I could have written my ending at the club, it wouldn't have been any better," he told Marca.

"It is nice to have retained the affection of so many people for so long and even if you are away, you can win a lot.

"But love isn't a trophy or a tournament. It is a feeling and that's what this club is all about. It is about how we feel: proud, happy, excited. Anyone who feels it will know."


Torres departs as a club legend and Atletico's all-time top goalscorer, though it's expected Antoine Griezmann will soon eclipse his record of 120 goals.

That all depends on whether the Frenchman stays at the Wanda Metropolitano this summer, of course, amid rumours he's heading to Barcelona.


Griezmann was booed by Atletico fans during the Eibar game and footage has emerged of Torres approaching him on the pitch to show support.

And it was eight beautiful words and a hug from Torres that made Griezmann break down into tears. Check it out in the video below.

Torres said to Griezmann in Spanish: "We're not going to reproach you for anything," as if to say Atletico's players won't judge him if he does end up joining Barcelona.

Class. It's clear to see just how important Torres is to Atletico and the players - especially Griezmann. He will be missed.

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