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Torres: The goals will come for City

FOCUS: Ferran Torres during Manchester City's Premier League game at Tottenham
Ferran Torres says he is confident that the goals will soon start flowing again for City – and says he is happy to play in any position needed in order to help the team’s attacking cause.

The young Spanish winger has made a big impact in his first few months at the Club following his summer move from Valencia, and has also shone playing in a more central role as well as being deployed out wide.

Torres has scored three goals in our first three Champions League group games – and also claimed his first senior hat-trick for Spain against Germany last week.

But though City have scored three times in each of our European games so far, in the Premier League goals have been harder to come by with Pep Guardiola’s squad so far having claimed 10 on the domestic scene.

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However, speaking ahead of Wednesday’s latest Champions League test away Olympiakos in Greece, Torres said he believed City would soon start firing on all fronts.

“We have had a few injuries to our strikers - but we are scoring goals, just not as many as we would like,” Torres reflected.

“We have faced difficult opponents but we are working hard to sort it out and I am sure the goals will arrive.

“(For me) Playing as a striker is not my natural position but I am comfortable there.

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“I have scored goals, so it’s good. When you work hard and make sacrifices for the team, you get rewards.

“I'm just going to keep working hard and trying to score goals.”

At the age of just 20 moving to a new country, a new league and a new language represented a big challenge but it's one Torres has more than met.

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And he said he was grateful for the support he had received from his team-mates, staff and manager Pep Guardiola.

“Manchester City has a great team of staff to help you settle as quickly as possible,” Torres added.

“My teammates have helped me a lot too, especially the Spanish players.

“Eric Garcia is a good friend because I know him from the national team.

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“But all of them have helped me settle in.

“When I came, I knew it was a great opportunity for me. I also knew it would be difficult - a change of league, a new country.

“But I work hard every day, so the team and manager trust me, that’s my goal, for Pep to trust me and give me minutes on the pitch.”

Upon joining City, Torres inherited the iconic number 21 shirt worn by David Silva during his magnificent decade at the Club before his departure in the summer.

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And Torres admitted that if he could go some way towards ‘honouring’ him with his own displays he would be more than happy.

“We know David Silva is a legend of this club, he has been a great player for many years,” Torres declared.

“I wear his number and hopefully I can honour him with my performances and hopefully I can meet him in the future.”

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