Chelsea striker Fernando Torres: It’s been a good season for me
Chelsea's Fernando Torres is pleased with his form during the season after scoring in the Blues' Europa League triumph
Fernando Torres insists he is happy with his contribution to Chelsea’s season after helping the Blues secure their first-ever Europa League crown.
The 29-year-old, who signed in a £50m deal from Liverpool in January 2011, opened the scoring in a 2-1 victory over Benfica in the European showpiece in Amsterdam on Wednesday night.
The Spain international has endured a turbulent two years since moving to Stamford Bridge, but the former Reds star is pleased with his tally of 21 goals in all competitions this term.
“It’s been a good season for me,” Torres told Chelsea TV. “Top scorer in the team, winning a trophy, scoring in the final. Things are becoming normal.
He added: “We were expecting to win much more this season. “We were playing for finals and it’s not been easy.
“At the end I think we can say it’s a good season, but we’re looking forward to the next one.”
Torres also paid credit to the Chelsea fans for their unwavering support despite the striker’s much-maligned problems in front of goal since joining the west London side.
“I have no complaints about the fans. Not at all,” said the forward. “They have been with me from the first day, especially when I most needed from the first season.
“It’s not been an easy season for Chelsea fans, after going out of the Champions League and losing many important games.
“Now they can enjoy with the team. They can hold the Champions League and the Europa League [titles at the same time], just for a week.
“We must be very proud and they are too very proud of the team.”