Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has sent a feisty jibe toward his former manager Jose Mourinho, claiming the Chelsea boss can only be successful when splashing cash.
The 30-year-old, who is set to make his Champions League debut for Atletico against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday, insisted that money makes Mourinho a top boss.
“They’re very different,” he told AS, when comparing Mourinho to Diego Simeone.
“It’s difficult to compare, because it’s not the same being on a team where you have players you want, spend the money you want and after that they win, that’s what makes Mourinho.
“That’s not easy. And with Simeone the experience you have with Atleti is winning with other resources.
"I don't know what Mourinho would do at Atletico or Simeone at Chelsea. What I like is that they are very intelligent to adapt to what they have."
Torres joined Chelsea for a staggering £50 million transfer fee in 2011, but fell out of favour under Mourinho.
Overall, he only scored 20 goals in 110 league games for the Blues, while striking 65 times in just 102 games for Liverpool.
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