Spain forward Fernando Torres has acknowledged the debate surrounding the country’s choice of strikers for Euro 2012 but insists he deserves his spot in Vicente Del Bosque’s final 23.
The reigning World and European champions named their final selections for the tournament at the weekend with many surprised that Adrian Lopez and Roberto Soldado missed out.
Torres’ form for club and country saw him dropped for February’s friendly against Venezuela, a game which saw Soldado score a hat-trick.
However the Madrid-born attacker’s form improved under interm Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo and Torres feels his role in the club’s successful end to the season sealed his spot in the squad.
He told Spanish newspaper Marca: "I can't stop the debates. I think we're all here on our own merits.
"I've just won the FA Cup and the Champions League, I don't think it was a bad end to the season.”
On his future at the London club, he added: "I have spoken to Chelsea's owners and they trust me.
"They have full trust in me and that's just what I needed to hear to help me keep fighting and continue to be a key member of the team".
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