Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has promised to fix misfiring striker Fernando Torres and has vowed to once again make him one of the most feared strikers in England as well as Europe.
The 29 year old Spanish international was given an extended summer holiday by Mourinho after his exploits for Spain in the FUFA Confederations Cup in Brazil and returned to action just last week in the club’s 2-0 win over Inter Milan in the Guinness Intentional Champions Cup. Torres was one of the most lethal sharp shooters in Europe during his stint at Liverpool as he used his tremendous off the ball pace to latch on to passes by Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso and scored many goals in that manner.
However, since his whopping £ 50 million move from Liverpool to Chelsea, Fernando Torres has been a shadow of his former self and his failure to replicate his form at Anfield at Stamford Bridge has been one of the biggest mysteries of the Premier League in recent times.
Many argue one of the main reasons he has failed at Chelsea is because he has been deployed as an all round centre forward instead of just being the out and out, clinical finisher that he was under Rafael Benitez at Liverpool.
The club’s chase for Manchester United and England international striker Wayne Rooney has put further question marks regarding the future of Torres at the club but Mourinho has insisted the Spaniard figures hugely in his plans for Chelsea. He mentioned that he knows how Fernando Torres plays, he has seen how he holds up defenders with his back to the goal and the team needs to understand how he plays in order to get the best out of him and not solely rely on his goal scoring attributes.