Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid: Fernando Torres says Champions League final is biggest game of his lifeIBTimes UK

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres claims the Champions League final against Real Madrid is the "most important" game of his life. The 32-year-old Spaniard is set to lead the line for Diego Simeone's side on 28 May and Torres is eagerly looking forward to the showpiece occasion.

Torres won the trophy in memorable circumstances with Chelsea in 2012, while he also has World Cup and European Championship medals to his name. But he considers the Champions League final against Atletico's cross-city rivals to be the biggest game of his career.

"This is different, this is special," said Torres, who played for Liverpool and Chelsea in the Premier League. "It's what I wanted when I was a kid, more than I dreamed. Without any doubt, it's the most important, special and lovely game of my life."

Although Torres relished Chelsea's Champions League triumph, he admits the chance to win the trophy with his childhood club is something totally different.

"Anything I can do with the club that gave me the chance to start my career, the team I was a fan of since I was five years old, is different to anything else I've won," said the former Chelsea striker, according to the BBC.

Torres is currently on loan at Atletico from parent club AC Milan, but his deal at the Vicente Calderon will expire at the end of the current campaign, meaning this could be his last-ever game for his childhood club. He has managed 12 goals for Simeone's side this season and is likely to start tonight's game at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy.