Torres tries to convert Lionel Messi into a Kasabian fan

Striker should be more concerned with converting shots into goals


It seems English bands have been adopted as the cheerleaders of choice in this year’s World Cup. Hot on the heels of news Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez blasted stirring Oasis anthems in the Argentinean dressing room, comes Fernando Torres’ revelation he regales the Spanish camp with music from strutting lad-rockers Kasabian.

The Sun report Torres and Messi had the least believable conversation in the history of discourse when the Liverpool striker caught wind of Leo’s fondness for the Gallagher brothers:

“I read that Messi had discovered Oasis and was listening to them before World Cup matches, so I texted him to say that, while Oasis were good, Kasabian were the best British band since The Beatles. [that’s honestly what it says here – TS]

“He replied saying ‘No chance!’ So I texted back saying that I bet Kasabian take Spain further than Oasis do Argentina. I have already won that bet, but I’m now backing them to help Spain win the World Cup.”

It might not have served the national team so well, but at least England’s inspirational Three Lions spirit lives on in the country’s bands, what with Torres scoring 0 (zero) goals in the competition so far, and Argentina just having their arses handed to them 4-0… oh.