There was always going to be pressure on the shoulders of Fernando Torres after the striker’s £50m move from Liverpool in January 2011, yet even he would have thought that his career at Stamford Bridge would have been much easier than it has been. However, following a promising start to the new campaign, the Spaniard claims that he has learned from his time at the Bridge and says he is very happy in his current role.
Torres was mocked from many quarters following his big money move last year, after it took him no less than 903 minutes to score his first goal for the Blues. Moreover, despite breaking his duck, even that goal didn’t kick-start his Chelsea career and he continued to struggle in front of goal. In fact, at one point he wasn’t even considered as a regular, with some sources even claiming that the club were attempting to offload him at the earliest opportunity.
However, the 2012/13 season is proving much more successful. Now that Didier Drogba has left the club, Torres is viewed as the main source of goals and he is certainly revelling in that role. The former Atletico Madrid player now claims that his poor form has helped him become a much better player as he told the press, “That experience last season taught me a lot of things. I’d never been on the bench like eight games in a row, as I was. I’d never been that part of the team. I started to understand everyone in the team. I’m here because I have an important part to play for this team, but I couldn’t say a bad word about Chelsea. They made a big effort to buy me, and I have a lot of things still to do for this club.”
Blues supporters will be hoping that Torres can build on his current goals tally for the season, which currently reads as three from four games.