Torres will be better than Balotelli for AC Milan, claims ex-Chelsea star

first_imgFernando Torres is a clear upgrade on Mario Balotelli, according to former AC Milan striker Hernan Crespo.Chelsea forward Torres moved to the San Siro on a two-year loan deal last month to replace Balotelli, who joined Liverpool for £16m.The decision to replace Balotelli with Torres was seen by some as a further example of Milan’s descent from Europe’s elite, but Crespo disagrees.And he has backed former Milan team-mate Filippo Inzaghi – now the club’s head coach – to get the best out of Torres when Serie A returns to action this weekend.“I think that the Spaniard is the perfect attacker for Pippo Inzaghi’s side,” Crespo told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “Especially when you look at the Milan midfield.“Balotelli is a champion who can change the game with one piece of skill, but you can’t ask consistency from him.” Fernando Torres 1last_img read more