Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has claimed that he has lost the feeling of invincibility after joining Chelsea. Torres was a regular first-team player at both Atletico Madrid and Liverpool – his previous clubs. However, he has struggled to exert his influence after his £ 50 million move from Liverpool at Chelsea. Even though many managers like Carlo Ancelotti and Andre Villas-Boas persisted with him initially, he has since been a regular on the bench. Last season, it was no different because he played only a handful of big matches with José Mourinho largely preferring Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba for these kind of matches.
Torres says that his poor form has been done to the fact that he has not been playing regularly, while he has also laid the blame on Chelsea style of play. According to him, he does not seem to be in the right wavelength with his Chelsea teammates and it is not allowing him to get into goal scoring positions. Torres was widely expected to leave Chelsea in the summer, but Mourinho recently confirmed that the striker will now be part of the squad next season. Torres has promised to work hard and establish himself in the Chelsea first-team.
He is aware that the competition will be more from next season onwards. “At Liverpool, I had almost everything but titles. There, I felt like a king but the team was falling apart. The directors had sold Mascherano to Barca, then Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid without investing any of the money to compensate for the departure of these two key players. I was 27, I wanted to know what it was like to lift the Champions League and I had the feeling it was not going to happen with the Reds. Liverpool then was in full transition, the club was being sold,” said Torres