Chelsea’s Fernando Torres: I have no regrets over Liverpool exit

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres insists he has no regrets over his decision to swap Liverpool for Stamford Bridge in 2011

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Fernando Torres scored 22 goals for Chelsea last season Photo: The Sport Review

Fernando Torres has insisted he has no regrets over his decision to join Chelsea from Liverpool.

The 29-year-old has failed to rekindle his prolific Reds form following a club-record £50m switch to Stamford Bridge from Anfield in the January transfer window in 2011.

But the Spaniard, who has scored 15 goals in 87 Premier League, still feels he made the right decision for his career after winning the Champions League and Europa League with Chelsea.

“I’m so happy to have made that hard decision in my career to come to Chelsea,” Torres told Chelsea’s website. “Over time you can see all the success that we’ve had as a team so everything was worth it.”

The former Atletico Madrid forward also admitted he should be scoring more goals for the Blues after a poor return in the past two-and-a-half years.

“The people are looking at me thinking I should do much better and it’s true,” he added.

“The reason you pay that money for someone is that he has shown in the past he is worth that.

“Now what you have to show is you can have the same value or even more value for things you have done at Chelsea.

“I know I have many things to do at this club to give the confidence back to the owner. The amount of goals I scored last season should be the minimum,” said the 29-year-old, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury.

“I want to ask that of myself but I have enough time. I signed a five-and-a-half year contract and I’m sure the future can only be better.”


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