Fernando Torres has backed away from comments he made indicating he was looking to leave Chelsea after revealing a conversation with the club’s owner, Roman Abramovich, has put his mind at rest, the
Following the Champions League final, in which Torres was a late substitute, the Spain international suggested his future was away from Stamford Bridge after an unhappy season with the FA Cup winners. But speaking at Spain’s Euro 2012 training base, Torres revealed he now saw his future in West London and put the reason for that down to Abramovich.
Torres said: “I had a conversation with the owner of Chelsea and he trusts me. His confidence is total and that is what I needed to keep fighting and continue to be essential for the team.”
With Didier Drogba now having left Chelsea Torres is the club’s senior striker, despite only managing 12 goals in the near-18 months he has been at the club since his British record £50m move from Liverpool. In the season just ended Torres endured a five month scoreless streak between October and March, eventually ending the campaign with 11 goals in 49 games.
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