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Chelsea, Torres set for talks

2012-05-21 14:18

London - Chelsea will prepare themselves for talks with striker Fernando Torres about his future this week after the Spaniard said he was unhappy with how he has been treated.

Torres was a substitute in the Champions League final victory against Bayern Munich and told Spanish newspaper AS that he was seriously considering his next step.

"I have been through the worst moments of my career during the season," he said. "I felt they have treated me in a way I was not expecting."

Torres has scored 11 goals this season, having joined from Liverpool for 50 million pounds (79 million dollars) in January 2011 and has spent much of the season on the bench, second fiddle to Didier Drogba.

"It's contradictory because I feel like I'm at a peak moment in my career, with more desire and hunger than I've felt in a long time, but I've had to spend the final on the bench," he said.

"It was a huge disappointment when I saw the line-up, perhaps the biggest disappointment in my life. I thought I would play in this game and I couldn't imagine not doing so."

Torres said he would be seeking further talks with the club in the coming days.

"The role I've had this season is not for me, nor is it the one I expected to play when I came here," he said.

"I'm not comfortable. A victory like this one against Munich does compensate, but I want them to tell me what is going to happen in the future.

"Now I do feel like football is worth it but I've been through a difficult time. The worst in my career. And I don't want to go through it again."

SAPA

Comments
  • hanre.vanderwesthuizen - 2012-05-21 14:48

    Shut up and stop behaving like a spoiled little brat... The Club payed so much money for you and in 18 months we got... well nothing. The only reason why you are still around is because you are what we call a bad investment my friend and Ibramovich needs to get a return from your investment somehow. When people play the way you do, it's best to keep your mouth shut, stand in the corner and do whatever your coach tells you to do. Judging by your performance, your kit is worth more than you are. Start playing some football and leave the adults to do the talking.

  • tshekiso.saul - 2012-05-21 15:33

    Torres must stop smoking Tik and prove his worth. He wanted Drogba to be on the bench. How naïve of him. Drogba is a match winner not a cry baby when he was benched n chelsea loosing, he bit his time.

  • rivalani.mabasa - 2012-05-21 15:42

    Torres just don't believe that he can be a second best behind the Africa player.

      africanwolf - 2012-05-21 16:59

      It has nothing to do with Africa or not Drogba is simply better and Ramires as well

  • Byron - 2012-05-21 16:59

    Sign hin on Fergie!!

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-21 17:29

      lol he already has Berbatov on the bench crying his eyes out

      Lunga - 2012-05-21 18:36

      It would be a brilliant purchase if we got Nando. But, he wouldn't walk into the team. Rooney, Chica, Welbz and Keano!

  • Byron - 2012-05-21 17:39

    Hey, how I wish Abramovich or Sheikh Mansour could buy Bafana Bafana, then we can also "kry lekker" wen dey win the World Cup!

  • Lunga - 2012-05-21 18:34

    For some reason, I've always liked the kid, even when he was at Liverpool. Just never told anyone that. He should stay with Chelsea. With Drogba leaving, he will be Chelsea's top man next season. He's clearly getting back to his best. A Torres at his best is a nightmare for defenders everywhere.

  • ntshembolloyd.shibambu - 2012-05-21 19:50

    pple kalou was not suppose to be inside that day

  • Mahlomola Vuma - 2012-05-21 21:19

    Torres will see what you really made off come next season.

  • bmaestro - 2012-05-22 09:03

    TORRESS IS NOT CONSTANT PLAYER AND HIS FINISHING HAS BEEN DISMAL OVERALLY TO SAY THE LEAST.FOR SOMEONE WHO WAS BOUGHT FOR 5OM POUNDS HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF REALLY HOWEVER IF GIVEN ENOUGH TIME MAYBE HE CAN FIND HIS BEST FORM.TORRESS IS SR\TRUGGLING TO GEL INTHE BLUES TEAM HE MUST CONSIDER GOING BACK TO ANFIELD I THINK

  • Andrew - 2012-05-22 10:56

    The way you left Liverpool, you got what you asked for...................

  • Lucky Prince Masoeu - 2012-05-22 12:24

    I'm not really sure why Torres is acting this now. Drogba was injured for some time and even went to play in the Cup of Nations and was away for a month or so, He started in most of the the games. He rarely scored or created. He went for a long spell without scoring a single goal, playing in the position he's should be best at. If he's not happy he must just go.

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