...not literally, although his Spanish team mates do an awful lot of that. My problem with El Nino is reflective of my problem with the Spanish NT in general: I want to like them, but just can't. I can give reasons for both, but they're arguably not very good ones.
The case for and against Torres
For: he scores some lovely goals, seems like your average clueless but decent footballer, and would never join Real Madrid (always good in my book)
Against: horribly inconsistent, dives, can be a foul machine for a forward, never scores against Real (who he supposedly hates) but always manages to come up with the goods against Barca.
The case for and against the Spanish NT
For: the boys from Barcelona (Puyol, Xavi, sometimes Iniesta and even Valdes), other generally wonderful players (Villa, Cesc, Casillas - yes, even though he's a Real player), the 4-3-3, that sense of inevitable tragedy
Against: a certain mental block that seems to prevent them winning any big games, a racist pig for a manager who seems incapable of deciding on a starting 11 that might actually work with the formation, (and paraphrasing 'La Liga Loca') the part in the Spanish Constitution that states the Captain of Real has to play every game. Now, I actually like Raul, but the above is especially problematic when he's been in a slump for the last couple of years.
That friendly coming up against Argentina should be exciting.