Chelsea FC striker Fernando Torres spoke to the club’s official website and reflected on the Atletico Madrid Champions League tie and the Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield.
Torres spoke about the pressure of trying to win the Premier League and said, “when it depends on you to win it’s the situation we all want to have: a situation where if you win you are champions. But also it also brings much more pressure because if you miss that chance you are giving the title away to someone else. We need to use that pressure by winning our games. Man City and Liverpool know they have to win their games, even a draw for them might not be enough. We need to use all the pressure we can by winning our games. That’s all we can do and that’s what we have to do”.
He also spoke about the trip to face Atletico Madrid and the return to the ground where he grew up as a player, “it was emotional, especially in Madrid because I had never gone back in the seven years since I left the club. I was there from when I was 10 years old and it was amazing to see the reception of the fans and the way they still love me. Friends, family, everybody was in the stadium so it’s a day I am never going to forget. But they knew I wanted to beat them, I wanted to be in the final and I was going to do everything in my hands to beat them. Unfortunately we couldn’t do it”. He also made sure to congratulate Atletico and wish them the best against Real Madrid.
Finally, Fernando Torres spoke about the win against Liverpool and his decision to pass to Willian by saying: “At Anfield it’s always also emotional. Since I moved to Chelsea the reception I get is not the best because they didn’t understand or they are playing a game they need to win against an opponent, which I am now. But again we went to Anfield and I wanted to win, I wanted to do the best for Chelsea. This time we could do it, we could beat Liverpool at Anfield. We’re still alive now. I knew from the first second Willian was coming with me. He passed to me and he kept running so I knew as soon as I got the ball what I was going to do. If anyone is surprised because you pass the ball to a team-mate in a better position we have a problem. It’s the normal thing to do.”
Torres made an appearance as a substitute today against Norwich City in what many believe was his final match at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea. If that is indeed the case then it is fair that we remember Torres for the good he did for the Blues. He had his fair share of great moments for the clubs but unfortunately could not make greatness happen often enough.
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