Daniel Sturridge who is currently on-loan at Bolton says he is unfazed by the arrival of £50m striker Fernando Torres and he cannot wait to get back to his parent club, Sky Sports report.
The highly rated youngster, who has scored four goals in five games for his loan club, went on to say he is loving playing under Owen Coyle but is adament his future lies at Stamford Bridge.
“I really don’t think Torres coming in affects me. Didier [Drogba] and Nico [Anelka] are fantastic players too and I can’t wait to get back,” he continued. “I want to show Chelsea that I can play at this level week after week and I can handle it.”
Mancio backs Torres.
Roberto Mancini has backed Fernando Torres to rediscover his form and start to live up to his expensive price tag, Sky Sports report.
The Manchester City manager was talking in the lead up to the two sides clashing in the Premier League in what coud represent a last chance for both clubs to catch the leaders Man Utd.
The Italian also likened El Nino to Edin Dzeko who also taking time to settle: “Maybe he is like Edin at the moment because they are in new teams and it is not easy, you need time to understand your team mates.”
He continued: “But Torres is always dangerous and like Edin, when he starts to score he will be a big problem for opposition defences.”
Ancelotti to stay on.
Chelsea’s CEO Ron Gourlay almost confirmed that Carlo Ancelotti will be manager of the club next season by saying they are ‘happy’ with the season this far, according to the Press Association.
Gourlay explained that the league title could not be won every season but he did however refuse to give a straight answer when asked if the Italian would stay on at Stamford Bridge.
“All you can say is that Carlo has a contract with the club until 2012 and we are delighted with what he has achieved so far.” He added. “Yes expectations are high and they are high at many clubs around Europe, lets see where we are at the end of May.”