Pochettino: Torres just doesn’t look comfortable at Chelsea

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino believes striker Fernando Torres does not look "comfortable" at Chelsea

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Fernando Torres has scored just seven league goals this term Photo: The Sport Review

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Mauricio Pochettino believes Fernando Torres does not look “comfortable” at Chelsea ahead of the Blues’ trip to Southampton on Saturday.

The striker, who was not called up to Vicente del Bosque’s Spain squad for this week’s World Cup qualifiers, has failed to find any sort of consistent form since moving to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool for £50m in January 2011.

The 29-year-old has only scored seven Premier League goals this season despite making 28 appearances.

And Southampton boss Pochettino says that Torres does not seem as happy at Chelsea as he did at Liverpool and Atletico Madrid.

“I remember him being a quality player, full of strength and a player who knew which spaces to run into to create chances,” the Daily Star quotes Pochettino as saying.

“Sometimes it happens where a player is comfortable and feels happy at a certain club as he was at Atletico and at Liverpool.

“But when you leave that club and join a new team maybe you do not feel as comfortable and as happy and that can affect your performances.

“I do not know if Torres will leave Chelsea but what is clear is there is no doubting his quality.”

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