lunes, 7 de diciembre de 2009

Torres y Aquilani podrán reaparecer ante la Fiorentina

Noticia Goal.com

Buenas noticias para el Liverpool. El mánager Rafa Benítez ha confirmado que Fernando Torres y Alberto Aquilani estarán en condiciones de reaparecer el próximo miércoles de cara al choque de Champions frente a la Fiorentina.

Si bien el Liverpool ya no tiene opciones de meterse en octavos de final del torneo continental, la posible reaparición de estos dos jugadores es muy importante para el equipo de cara a los próximos compromisos por la FA Cup y la Premier. Benítez les necesitará en plenitud y el choque ante la Fiore podría ser una buena prueba de fuego.

En el caso de Aquilani, Benítez decidió preservarle en el partido de Premier frente al Blackburn, pero adelantó que el azzurro "podría jugar de inicio" ante los de Florencia por la Champions.

"Yo consideré que el partido en Blackburn era muy difícil, desde el punto de vista físico, y que por tanto era mejor que Alberto no jugase allí. Será mejor que su regreso al equipo sea en casa, jugando ante sus propios aficionados", valoró Benítez.

En cuanto a Torres, que se perdió los últimos cinco partidos de Premier por lesión -el Liverpool ganó sólo uno de ellos-, Benítez celebró la recuperación de The Kid.

"Afortunadamente ya podría estar de regreso esta semana. No sé si jugará de entrada o estará en la banca. Todos sabemos que Fernando es un jugador muy bueno y que es muy importante para nosotros. Quizá con él en el campo veamos cosas diferentes...", se entusiasmó Benítez.

6 comentarios:

phoenix wright dijo...

Según Gedo en RAWK ambos serán de la partida...

James dijo...

Pues aqui creo yo que rafa la caga, porque ya estando sentenciado todo mejor reservarlos para el Arsenal que nos hace mas falta.

Jony dijo...

Pues yo creo que no la caga, ya que tras salir de una lesión necesitan minutos para estar cuanto antes en forma y más en un partido que no hay nada en juego.

Rojazo dijo...

¡¡¡Aleluya!!!

Anónimo Provisional dijo...

¿Torres se puede perder el Mundial? Hace poco, Benítez comentó que Torres podría tener una recaída, que necesitaría una atención especial durante todo el año, y que debía hablar con los preparadores físicos de la Selección. Desde entonces, varios periódicos ingleses han sugerido que todos esos problemas físicos podrían apartar a Torres del Mundial, y hay bastante miedo entre los torristas... Que, aunque sepamos que el chico no tiene muy buena suerte con la Selección, y que el Mundial va a ser bastante difícil, nunca abandonamos la esperanza de verle hacer historia.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/internationals/benitez-torres-in-doubt-for-world-cup-1834525.html

Benitez: Torres in doubt for World Cup

By Ian Herbert and Neil Johnston

The extent of Fernando Torres's participation at next summer's World Cup was thrown into doubt yesterday when his club manager Rafael Benitez said that the striker's on-going groin problem may not properly heal this season.

Benitez will be without Torres for a fifth successive game at Blackburn Rovers today and Benitez had some disturbing news for the Spain coach, Vicente del Bosque, when he declared four hours before the World Cup draw that the striker, integral to Spain's status as one of the World Cup favourites, will be affected by his condition – an iguinal hernia – throughout this season. When that possibility was put to him, Benitez said: ''I think so, yes" – a claim as worrying for Liverpool's pursuit of a Champions League spot next season as it is for his nation.

Benitez is desperate to avoid Torres needing surgery for his hernia, sustained during Spain's 2-1 win over Armenia in qualifying in October. But that outcome cannot be ruled out if the three-week period of rest and physiotheraphy, recommended when the 25-year-old sought a second opinion from a specialist in Valencia, Dr Ramon Cugat last month, does not resolve matters. Benitez's prognosis appears to be based on an assumption that surgery – which could resolve Torres's difficulties after an extended leave of absence – will not be needed.

Continuación dijo...

''We have a good medical staff here and we have a few players who are doing specific fitness work as a precaution against certain injuries. We can do the same with Fernando," the manager said. "Since the first day he was sure he didn't need an operation and after talking to different doctors we feel we have done the right thing with him. You get many different opinions with a groin problem.

''It doesn't really worry me at the moment. We will have to see how he progresses during the season and maybe he can finish the second part of the season stronger because he hasn't played many games in the first half.''

The Spain international had recently only taken part in the occasional light training session before an afternoon's work-out at Melwood on Wednesday but Benitez is confident that the player will play some part in next Wednesday's Champions League encounter with Fiorentina.

Although Torres is close to receiving the go-ahead to resume playing again, his manager's assessment is a disturbing one for Spain.

The Liverpool manager has kept relations as diplomatic as he can while receiving Torres back from international duties with a succession of injuries. Last year, after Torres sustained his third hamstring injury while playing for Spain, lasting just 16 minutes of a match against Belgium, Benitez asked Del Bosque to reassess Torres's training methods. He had sustained only one hamstring injury in the same period at Liverpool.

Since joining Liverpool in July 2007, Torres has not enjoyed a break. After helping Spain win Euro 2008, he spent the last close season representing his country at the Confederations Cup.

Benitez will at least have his captain Steven Gerrard available for the Blackburn game on what will be his 500th appearance for the club.

Benitez was uncharacteristically effusive about the midfielder yesterday, describing him as ''one of the best players I have ever worked with'' and placing him in same bracket as Raul at the Bernabeu.

Benitez was uncharacteristically effusive about the midfielder yesterday, describing him as ''one of the best players I have ever worked with'' and placing him in same bracket as Raul at the Bernabeu.

''He was won a lot already, but if we can win more trophies with him he will go down as one of the best players in history. He can make another 200 or 300 appearances for the club.''