Chelsea striker Torres reveals London difficulties

Fernando Torres has confessed to having struggled to settle at Chelsea following his high profile transfer from Liverpool last January.

The previously prolific frontman has netted just five times in thirty appearances for the Blues and calamitous misses against Manchester United in September and more recently against Blackburn have not helped his cause.

The Spaniard has cited the significant change in environment and fewer familiar faces as contributing to his discomfort in the capital. Speaking to Esquire Espana, Torres revealed: “Chelsea is in London, a huge city. I come from Madrid, also a great European capital, but this is much more of everything, for good and for bad.

“It’s been difficult for me to adapt here compared to when I arrived in Liverpool, a more comfortable place, smaller, where I was surrounded by Spanish team-mates.”

The 2010 World Cup winner has also played down his hefty price tag acting as a burden: “That’s just a number. The only thing I know is that opportunities such as the one Chelsea offered me cannot be turned down. The important thing is the confidence they have in me.”

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