Chelsea’s Torres: I’m ready for the responsibility of replacing Drogba

Fernando Torres is sure he'll be able to shoulder the responsibility of being Chelsea's main striker after Didier Drogba's exit

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Fernando Torres netted 11 goals for Chelsea last season Photo: The Sport Review

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Fernando Torres is confident he will be able to shoulder the extra responsibility placed on him following Didier Drogba’s Chelsea exit this summer.

The Spaniard has started all three of the Blues’ Premier League games so far this season and has already netted three goals for Roberto Di Matteo’s side.

The 28-year-old striker struggled to hold down a regular spot in Chelsea’s first team last season and found himself largely behind Drogba in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

But Drogba’s departure to Shanghai Shenhua earlier this summer has seen the striker emerge as Di Matteo’s preferred option up front, with Daniel Sturridge also competing for a spot in the side.

“Didier [Drogba] is not here anymore, so there is more responsibility for me and I’m ready for the challenge,” Torres told Chelsea’s official magazine. “Hopefully, everything is going to be OK and we will work hard.

“Now, I am looking for new personal targets, which is to get as many goals as possible and, hopefully, I will score more than I did in my best season at Liverpool.”

Torres, who joined the Blues from Liverpool in a £50m deal in January 2011, believes that last season’s FA Cup and Champions League vindicated his decision to quit Anfield for west London.

But the striker is determined to improve his performances for Chelsea. “When you play for Chelsea, you have the chance to win trophies and this was one of the main reasons why I came here,” he added.

“In my first full season, we got two trophies, which is the thing I was looking for when I came, but now I have more objectives, more personal targets, and this season is very important for me.”


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