Fernando Torres: I still have a lot to give at Chelsea
Fernando Torres pours cold water on speculation he could quit Chelsea in the summer, insisting he intends to see out his contract
Fernando Torres has poured cold water on speculation that he could quit Chelsea in the summer by insisting he intends to see out his contract at Stamford Bridge.
The 29-year-old striker has struggled to find consistent goal-scoring form since swapping Liverpool for west London in a £50m deal in January 2011.
Torres has netted 20 goals in all competitions for the Blues this season but that has not prevented him from receiving regular criticism for his patchy performances.
There has been speculation that the Spain striker could be ready to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, with his boyhood club Atletico Madrid touted as a possible destination.
But Torres said on Wednesday: “I have many things still to give to this club. I have three more years contract so I’m expecting to stay at least three years.
“I think we have a great squad and a young squad to build on. We are sure that we are a great team and we want to show everyone. I would like to be involved.”
Torres, who scored 81 goals in 142 games during his three-and-a-half year spell at Anfield, also admits that he has taken longer than expected to settle into life at Chelsea.
“Every day you learn new things and you change a little bit,” he continued. “The key is to adapt to a new system, new players, a new style of football and that takes some time.
“In my case, it has maybe taken more time than it should but after a couple of seasons here I can see how different the team are compared to when I arrived, with different players.”
Chelsea take on Basel in Switzerland in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday.