Ferran Torres reflects on his time at Barcelona following his 100th appearance.
Barcelona’s Ferran Torres celebrated a momentous occasion on Sunday as he marked his 100th game for the club in a spectacular fashion against Real Betis. In a thrilling 4-2 victory, Torres not only reached the century mark in appearances but also stole the spotlight by scoring a remarkable hattrick and providing an assist. Today, the winger took some time to reflect on his journey with Barcelona in an exclusive interview.
Torres expressed his joy at reaching the milestone, saying, “It’s a dream come true. Just coming here was a dream, and to play 100 games in this shirt makes me very happy. I want to help this club as much as I can and hope to stay here for many more years.”
Reflecting on his best moments at Barcelona, Torres highlighted his first goal at San Mamés, which came after a lengthy injury spell. Additionally, he cherished the memory of winning the Super Cup and La Liga titles, calling it a significant 2×1 achievement. The ongoing season stood out as a crucial period for Torres, where he found his best form, overcame challenges, and earned more playing time.
Acknowledging the role of Barcelona’s head coach, Xavi, in his career, Torres expressed gratitude, stating, “Most of all, at first, his faith to bring me here and entrust me with being part of this project. I am very grateful to him and his staff, who ultimately have always supported me and that shows on the pitch.”
Looking forward to the upcoming Copa game at San Mamés, Torres expressed determination, saying, “I was glad to get my first goal but not with the end result. Now we are going back to that stadium, and the idea is to advance to the next round of the cup and keep achieving targets.”
Confident and mentally stronger than ever, Torres emphasized the importance of mentality, discipline, hard work, humility, and consistency in achieving success both on and off the pitch.
When asked about his impact on the team’s unity, Torres mentioned his efforts to keep the team connected. “I try to keep the team united. To make jokes, make sure everyone is looked after, and contribute my experience. I am still young but thanks to God I have experience for dealing with the trickier parts of a season.”
Reflecting on his growth in 100 matches, Torres acknowledged significant changes in both his personal life and playing style. “You learn a lot in two and a half years, and it’s about constant improvement, which you will always get at a club like Barça. You need to improve constantly and learn every day.”
Looking ahead, Torres expressed his aspirations, saying, “Hungry to improve and win titles for this team and helping in any way I can.”
Discussing his ‘Shark’ nickname, Torres mentioned the initial jokes and how it has become a part of his lifestyle. “There were jokes at first, but now it’s part of my lifestyle. Mentality is important to me, and my teammates see me as an example to follow, someone who has turned around a difficult situation and that motivates them to do the same.”
In a heartfelt message to the fans, Torres said, “I was so proud when they chanted my name for the first time at Montjuïc. I know they are there for me and the team. I want them to be calm, to know that we are very united and that we need the fans more than ever, but we will bring them a lot of joy this season.”