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Fernando Torres: I WILL SCORE!

976   //    27 Jul 2011, 13:40 IST

Tetchy Torres!

Roman Abramovich’s expensive toy El Nino has pledged to regain his scoring touch, after a disastrous debut half-season with Chelsea.

Torres is getting increasingly frustrated by the bashing he’s receiving from the same media, which crooned over his silky touches, not so long ago. The £50million signing is under tremendous pressure to prove his transfer tag and has vowed to find his elusive form before the start of the next season.

Torres was the talk of the town during the promotional event of Barclays Premier League Asia Trophy, which kicks off in Hong Kong today. But he brushed aside all the doubts when quizzed about his lack of goals.

Torres said last night: “I’m 27. I don’t forget to score goals. I will score.

“We are all trying to be in the best form for the new season. There are big expectations for the new season, that Chelsea always have.

“I have been here six months and I can see the winning mentality they have. It’s going to be a long season and now is time to get ready.

“My form is OK, like my team-mates’ – we have a new manager and it’s time to get going.”

The most concerning fact for Torres must be the visible lack of faith his new gaffer, Andre Villas-Boas seems to have in his abilities. AVB avoided any questions on Torres’ lack of form and later, organisers were seen attempting to snatch microphones from the journalists to avoid any further embarrassment to the Spaniard.

Torres seems to be light years from his form that had made him the Darling of the Kop during his stint at Liverpool, and his confidence seems well-shaken by his lack of form.

Though Blues’ skipper John Terry stood firm by the side of his under-fire teammate and waved away any comparisons with the big-money disaster that was Shevchenko.

“That’s unfair to Nando,” said the centre-back.

 “Torres has been open about the injury he had at the World Cup. We knew about that.

“Then he joined us. Ideally, he would have scored more goals than he did. For now, we’re all 85%-90% with our fitness, and so is he.

“But we’ll keep working and, hopefully, he will be ready and he’ll hit the ground running when the season starts.

“He’s happy. He’s settled. Naturally there’s a bit of pressure on him, but he can deal with it. He’s one of the best strikers in the world, after all.

“He’s hungry to win, as well. He wants to win the Premier League. That’s what he spoke about first when he joined us.

“It was something he couldn’t do at Liverpool, and the hunger remains with him just as it is with me to win that trophy.

“It really hurts to see another team to do it. If that’s in my heart and everyone else’s hearts, then we’ll be OK.”

Whether Torres will repay the faith shown by his skipper or will AVB suffer more blues due to his striker’s elusive form will be the talk of the town, once the league commences.

Stay tuned for further information in this regard…

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