Fernando Torres keen to add FA Cup to his medal collection
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres admits he is desperate to win the FA Cup ahead of the Blues' semi-final against Tottenham
Fernando Torres is hoping Chelsea can secure FA Cup glory this season as the Blues’ resurgence continues under Roberto Di Matteo.
Chelsea take on London rivals Tottenham Hotspur for a place in the final on Sunday before hosting Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.
And Torres, who looks to have recently rediscovered some of the form that earned him a reputation as one of Europe’s top strikers while at Liverpool, insists he is well aware of the significance of the FA Cup.
“In Spain, the domestic cup is not as important as the FA Cup is to English teams, it’s more of a minor competition,” Torres told Chelsea’s website.
“It’s nice to see in England that the tradition is still there and the FA Cup is very close to the league in terms of significance.
“All the fans are very excited, the players want to play in the final and it’s nice to see the importance which is given to the competition in this country. The Carling Cup is a little bit further behind, but it would be fantastic to add the FA Cup to your record.”
The £50m striker added: “Wembley has so much history, English teams have a couple of chances every season to play there and it’s massive.
“All the players want to play in those games, it’s my fifth season in England but this is the first time I’m going there.
“It’s very exciting because we have the chance to reach the final in a London derby, so it will be very nice to be there and to play, so I’m looking forward to it.”