SPAIN coach Vicente del Bosque remains undecided as to whether Fernando Torres will be recalled to the starting line-up for Sunday’s World Cup final against Netherlands.
After failing to score a goal at the World Cup and noticeably lacking sharpness, Torres was dropped to the bench for the semi-final victory over Germany, with Barcelona forward Pedro taking his place in the Spain side.
Though Pedro did fail to tee up Torres for an almost certain goal late in the game in Durban, he did impress on the wings and made a strong case for his inclusion in the starting XI that will take the field on Sunday.
Del Bosque is still undecided whether to bench Torres, who scored Spain’s winning goal in the final of Euro 2008.
“I don’t know if he will be in the line-up,” Del Bosque said in the Daily Express.
“It was a difficult choice. Torres has been helping us all along. His work is important even if it is not noticed. He is good at occupying the centre-backs.
While Torres has failed to impress in South Africa, fellow striker David Villa has scored five goals and will win the Golden Boot if he outscores Netherlands’ Wesley Sneijder on Sunday.