Torres aims for Spain opener

25 May 2010 04:58

Fernando Torres is optimistic about his chances of being fully fit for the start of Spain's World Cup campaign.

The Liverpool striker underwent an operation on torn cartilage in his right knee in April but insists the recovery is going well and suggests he is on target to be available for Spain's opening match in South Africa, which is against Switzerland on June 16.

Torres, who also underwent a knee operation in January, told Marca: "I'm very well, happy with the progress of the injury. Since January I've had two operations, and that isn't easy. "

Source: PA