Diego Simeone summed up Fernando Torres’ frightful head conflict flawlessly when he confessed to feeling “worried” and “nervous” when the occurrence happened.
Football fans overall dreaded the most noticeably bad when the Spaniard was thumped out after a hard test from Deportivo La Coruna’s Alex Bergantinos.
Atletico Madrid’s players immediately hurried over to their colleague when he fell, with Gabi heroicly preventing him from gulping his tongue.
It has since been uncovered by Torres’ specialist on Thursday night, Dr Carlos Larino, that Gabi’s hand was chomped while sparing the striker.
“Gabi even took a bite from Fernando when opening his mouth,” he said, per Goal. “What he and [Sime] Vrsaljko did was perfect.