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Distin praises 'El Nino'

Distin praises 'El Nino'

Sylvain Distin is preparing himself for arguably the biggest test he has faced this season so far when he comes up again 'El Nino' or as it translates 'The Kid', better known as Fernando Torres to me and you.

He has told The News that although it took the striker a little time to settle in England he is doing this more and more all the time and clearly rates him very highly: 'Fernando Torres is a great player.

'He had a tough time when he first arrived because it's not easy to settle down.

'But now he is coming to form and scoring goals.

'It's not easy coming to a new country. It's not just the football, it's the lifestyle.

'He is trying to understand and read the English game better.

'He is a class player - in the top five or 10 strikers in Europe'.

Lets hope that between Distin and Sol Campbell - and of course everyone else - we can contain Torres, if we can do this then we will go along way towards achieving what we would love to do at Anfield tomorrow.

He also gave praise to Liverpool and is refusing to rule them out of the title race - defeat by us though would almost certainly mean this - but did acknowledge that you never quite know what team is going to turn up, which is true they are brilliant one day then 'average' at best the next...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday December 21 2007
Time: 1:00PM

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That's a fair article, it just depends what competition we are playing, I think we'll see a full strength Liverpool tomorrow, cant be complacent against Pompy. It wont be easy for Torres against the likes of Sol Campbell coz he is an excellent defender however, Torres didn't play our last game and didnt score past the mancs so he will be hungry to find the back of the net :)
JonLFC
21/12/2007 13:53:00
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if the 'real' sides for both turn up we will be in for a real christmas cracker wont we... liverpool have alot of quality but torres is a real dangerman for us to watch.
pompeyrug
21/12/2007 14:38:00
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I'm in panic mode - I feel a real spanking coming our way - Liverpool, given their recent form need to assert their dominance and I've a feeling we are going be taught a lesson - as you say Rug the reds are brilliant one day and average (at best) another .. I just think the average Liverpool will still beat us. The draw at Fratton was a good result but we were lucky (despite the penalty miss) to hang on once Gerrard and Torress came off the bench - If both start on their home patch today we better look out. lay up Pompey.. REALLY play up... and if the Gods are looking down on us w might sneak a draw... but I've a feeling they've other things to do today..
Chix
22/12/2007 07:06:00
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i think your being a touch unfair there mate - im trying to look through my pompey specs but i dont think we were lucky to get a draw at fratton tbh... lets not forget we had some fantastic chances besides the penalty miss... utaka and muntari both missed glorious chances
pompeyrug
22/12/2007 12:32:00
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