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Ferran Torres backs new-look Barcelona to achieve 'cool things'

Sean Walsh
Torres is sure Barcelona are on the right track
Torres is sure Barcelona are on the right track / Eric Alonso/GettyImages

Barcelona winger Ferran Torres has backed himself and his new teammates to turn the club's season around and compete for the league title whenever possible in the future.

The Spain international joined Barça for €55m in January as Xavi looked to revitalise his squad. Adama Traore later signed from Wolves on an initial loan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined on a free transfer from Arsenal, while club legend Dani Alves was registered after agreeing to return to Camp Nou late in 2021.

Now unbeaten in their last seven games, there is a feeling of optimism at Barcelona again, with the Blaugrana breaking back into La Liga's top four and advancing to the last 16 of the Europa League.

And Torres has insisted that the squad are fighting to make a success of this season.

"When you come to Barcelona, you know that they are one of the best teams in the world and every season you have to fight to win each title and, as long as there are options, we will fight until the last minute," Torres told Marca.

"We are turning the situation around. We have a very young team and we will do cool things."

Torres has scored two goals in nine games for Barcelona so far. However, he is yet to grab a goal in La Liga and has faced criticism for his woeful finishing in a Barça shirt, particularly in a 1-1 draw with Napoli in February in which he cried on the pitch at full-time.

But the winger has said that he isn't fazed by his recent goalscoring woes and opened up on that infamous match against Napoli.

"I'm calm. I'm on the right track. Goals are streaks, sometimes they go in, others they don't," Torres said.

"You have to be consistent, be calm mentally. When one goes in, they all go in and you have to be positive.

"[My reaction after the Napoli game] came out spontaneously. It was a bit of frustration because I like to score and help the team and I wasn't successful."