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Torres: City are on the right path

Ferran Torres believes City’s rich vein of form prior to the international break shows the team are moving in the right direction this season.

Pep Guardiola’s men signed off for the recent batch of 2022 World Cup qualifiers with successive 5-0 victories over Norwich and Arsenal respectively, leaving us sixth in the Premier League table after three matches.

Torres put in a particularly eye-catching performance in the win over the Gunners, grabbing a brace and one assist at the Etihad Stadium.

And the Spaniard is excited to see what the reigning Premier League champions can achieve this season, as we look to build on that momentum with another result away to Leicester on Saturday afternoon.

“(The Arsenal win) shows we are training well and that we are on the right path,” Torres reflected.

“I’m very happy for that brace on a personal level, and for being able to help the team win, and for playing at home in front of our fans, which is also a bonus.


“Now I have to keep working because football doesn’t understand about games in the past. We have another game on Saturday and we have to go there to win it.

We’re very happy with the team we’ve got. It’s a great squad. We have to work to get the chance to play, no one is going to give us anything for free.

“When I get the chance, I’ll try to score goals and help the team as much as I can.”

Despite our fine form heading into the clash, Torres is under no illusions that we’ll need to be at our best to get the better of Saturday’s opponents.

A late penalty from former City striker Kelechi Iheanacho earned Leicester a 1-0 win in last month’s Community Shield final, and Brendan Rodgers’ men will once again have their sights set on a push for the Premier League top four this campaign.

City are also well aware of the threat Foxes talisman Jamie Vardy will pose, with the forward scoring eight goals in ten matches against the Club during Pep Guardiola’s reign.

Nonetheless, Torres is excited to do battle with Leicester once again and is hopeful that our defence can keep Vardy quiet at the King Power Stadium.

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He said: “It’s going to be very tough. We played the first game of the season against them and they beat us.

“But now we’re working and training well, so I’m sure it’s going to be a nice game.

“We all know about [Vardy’s] quality and how easy it is for him to score goals. But we have to work to try to keep him from scoring against us and for us to score and to win the game.

“We know the Premier League has stepped up in terms of quality and no one knows who might win it, there are some very strong teams.”

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