The last time a footballer signed a hat-trick with the shirt of the Spanish team in official match Ferran Torres He was a 13-year-old boy who had just turned 13, a Valencia infant player who dreamed of dazzling on the Mestalla pitch one day. It was in June 2013, in the framework of the Confederations Cup prior to the World Cup in Brazil, and Spain beat the weak Tahiti without mercy, with two triplets of two historic ones like another Torres, Fernando, and David Villa.
Since then, more than seven years have passed and in that time another player scored three goals with La Roja in the same game and took home the ball signed by his teammates, but in a friendly. It was Isco, in the 6-1 win against Argentina played at the Metropolitano in March 2018, against a powerful rival, yes, but in a duel far from the demands of the one who decided to pass to final four of the League of Nations.
As Luis Enrique perfectly defined after the historic defeat of Germany, there are “nights when everything comes out.” This was the case for the Spanish team and specifically for Ferran Torres, but beyond a fortunate performance, his huge game against the Germans is nothing more than the confirmation of the definitive explosion of a footballer who has knocked the door of the world elite.
That boy from the lower categories of Valencia, the same as the Mestalla club, adrift in recent times as a result of the questionable management led by Peter Lim, transferred to Manchester City last summer in exchange for 23 million fixed euros plus twelve in variables without Real Madrid or Barça moving or being able to move, it is now consolidated as one of the most unbalancing extremes in Europe, capable of creating danger for either of the two bands .
That he has a goal is proven by the fact that he has scored in all three Champions League games disputed by City this season, something that also allows him to be a wild card in the role of ‘false 9’, a role in which Luis Enrique has already used him in the Spanish team. However, the presence of a pure forward like Morata, with a good back game and the ability to receive the ball and unload the wings, allowed Ferran to shine with his own light against Germany.
“Every player dreams of scoring a hat-trick and having been able to do it against a team like Germany … The truth is that I am very happy. We have taken them out of the game and very excited about the team we have and because of how things are turning out », Ferran himself analyzed still on the green of La Cartuja, still assimilating a performance that is already the history of the Spanish team.
Debut with the return of Luis Enrique to the national bench, since his seven matches as a Spanish international have been in the last three national team windows, Ferran alternated starts with entrances to the field from the bench in September and October, but his role in these two days of the Nations League in November, with both appearances in the eleven against Switzerland in Basel and against Germany in Seville, consolidates him as a fixed theoretical with the horizon of the Eurocup of the next year.