Video: Fernando Torres vows to fight for his place at Chelsea

Fernando Torres vows to stay and fight for his place at Chelsea after holding talks with owner Roman Abramovich

Fernando Torres has vowed to stay and fight for his place in the Chelsea first-team after holding talks with club owner Roman Abramovich.

The £50m striker had cast his future at Stamford Bridge into doubt after admitting he wanted assurances over his role at Chelsea after enduring a disappointing season.

But Torres said: “I had a conversation with [Abramovich] and he trusts me. His confidence is total and that is what I needed to keep fighting.”

Torres’s attentions now turn to Spain and their bid to retain their European championship crown in Poland and Ukraine.

“Vicente [del Bosque] has put his faith in me and now I need to show him I am ready to play whenever he thinks it necessary,” he continued. “I hope to be able to give the team the best of me.

“I have arrived feeling fresh because I haven’t had the same physical burden as the others and I am in good shape.

“I would have liked to have played more for my club but the important thing is that everything works out in the end.”

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