I needed those! Fernando Torres relief at ending Chelsea drought
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres relieved to finally end his run of 25 games without a goal after he netted twice against Leicester
Fernando Torres has admitted his relief at ending his lengthy goal drought with a brace in his man-of-the-match display against Leicester City on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Spanish striker had gone 150 days and 25 games for club and country without finding the net – but finally put an end to his misery in front of goal with a well-taken double in the FA Cup quarter-final at Stamford Bridge.
“I needed those goals and I have been working so hard to get those goals,” said the £50m striker, who also set up two of Chelsea’s goals in the 5-2 cup win.
“In the last month the team has been much better than before, we’re more committed and I think we have shown in the last couple of games which way our season is going.
“I’m feeling much better. I was playing good but didn’t score the goals but I could find the back of the net in this game so it was a good day for me.
“The most important thing is we are creating more chances than before, and when we create more chances we are going to score goals and we haven’t conceded too many.
“We were maybe too relaxed at the end of the game so we conceded two goals but we are much better defensively, and if you don’t concede goals you can win games.
“The job of a striker is to score goals and if you don’t do it the people think that you are playing bad, but the main thing is the support of the people and they were always with me, as were my team-mates and the staff.
“I feel the confidence of the manager now and it is a good time for me and Chelsea, and we are in the last two months of the season when the more important games are coming.”