Atletico Madrid midfielder Oliver Torres wants to be the new Xavi or Andres Iniesta.
The 18-year-old is part of the next generation of talented Spanish players, and appears to possess all the technical qualities required to emulate Xavi and Iniesta, who he has been compared with.
He told IlCatenaccio.es: "The comparisons made don't hurt you as long as you know what you are.
"I'm not Xavi or Iniesta. I'm light years away from them, but I would like to be like them in the future because they are an example for me."
Torres, who is trying to break into the starting eleven under Diego Simeone at Atletico, revealed he was a fan of Barcelona as a boy.
"I liked Barça a lot when I was a lad – I enjoyed watching Ronaldinho, he always made me smile," Torres continued. "We all had childhood idols and he was mine.
"That's why I supported Barça. but everything has changed since I came here."
Torres says he is focused on creating a long and successful career with Atletico but admits the English Premier League and Bundesliga attract him.
"I like the Spanish league, but I think both the Premiership and the Bundesliga are big leagues and have great teams," he added.
Torres scored his first goal for Atletico in a 5-0 victory over Real Betis last month, scoring after just twelve seconds of the match and is certainly a player to watch out for.
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