Fernando Torres has, for the first time, admitted that he is certainly not the player that Chelsea signed him for £ 50 million. The striker arrived from Liverpool in this British transfer record, but he has largely struggled during his time with the blues. He has managed just one goal every three league matches. Despite making more than 100 appearances for the club in the last three years, he has been ridiculed in several areas of the field. Torres says that he has even went to great lengths to understand the reason behind his poor form.
According to him, he does not seem to be doing anything different from his Liverpool and Atletico Madrid days. It is just that Chelsea style of play does not help him score the goals at the same frequency. Jose Mourinho said last season that he was happy with the performance of Torres, although in a defensive way. Torres failed to get into double figures for the league goals last season, as he was dominated by the likes of Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba. The competition is expected to increase in the summer with the expected arrival of Diego Costa.
However, this is not of Torres’ concern as the striker plans to work hard and prove his worth to Mourinho.
“Everyone was a bit lost. Before my arrival, Chelsea played with Anelka and Drogba in attack. I arrived to play alongside Anelka in a system with three midfielders. We played only one match with that system. At the time, David Luiz and myself went to see Ancelotti together because we had been the last arrivals, we were told we would be important, but, in reality, we weren’t playing. They finished by saying to us: ‘We are going to finish the season with the team that started it’,” said Torres.