Fernando Torres tweets his joy and sorrow

Fernando Torres

Atletico Madrid star Fernando Torres tweeted about good news and bad news.

It was a day of mixed emotions for Fernando Torres, as the former Liverpool and Chelsea star shared his thoughts on Tuesday, via his official Twitter account.

The 31-year-old striker took to Twitter with great enthusiasm, the first Atletico Madrid player to congratulate the club and manager Diego Simeone, following the announcement the Argentine coach has signed a new deal until June 2020.

Understandably, Torres is a huge admirer of Simeone, who afforded him the opportunity of returning to Atletico Madrid this season, with his tweet translating: "Atléti take another solid step in their future. Simeone stays until 2020."

Torres of course, will be hoping to be a firm part of that future himself, alongside Simeone, with the club hoping to build on the success the 44-year-old coach has already brought to the Vicente Calderón over the last four years.

Meanwhile and as the awful news filtered through about the crash of a flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf earlier today, in the French Alps and with no expected survivors, Torres was clearly affected by the tragic accident.

Messages of grief and shock have been flooding news channels and social networks, in Spain and throughout Europe, since the news of the tragedy broke.

Echoing the sentiments of the Atletico Madrid striker, on behalf of the HITC team, our sincerest thoughts are also with the families of the passengers.

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