Fernando Torres not nervous any more as Chelsea striker finds his form

02 March 2011 12:30
Fernando Torres is relieved to be over his first-day nerves as he settles in to life as a Chelsea player.

Torres appeared weighed down by his record-breaking ?50million January transfer from Liverpool and failed to impress in his first two outings against the Reds and Fulham.

But he put in a fine shift in the Champions League win in Copenhagen and looked good as Chelsea battled back from a goal down to beat Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Time to kick on: Big-money buy Torres (right) insists Chelsea supporters are about see the best of him

Fellow new recruit David Luiz and Frank Lampard were on target after Wayne Rooney's opener for the Premier League leaders but Torres appeared back to his best with some clever touches and plenty of running.

He said: 'It was similar to starting at school (first arriving at the club). You are always, not worried, but a bit shy when you arrive on the first day and you want to do many things - go here, go there, train well, meet everyone.

'But here the atmosphere was very good, they have made it very easy for me.'

Didier Drogba has spent more time than he is used to warming the bench since Roman Abramovich swooped for the Spaniard.

The Blues also have Nicolas Anelka and Salomon Kalou so Torres admits he will be happy to adapt his game to fit in to any system.

Looking good: The European tie against Danish side FC Copenhagen saw Torres start to make his mark

He added in Chelsea's official magazine: 'The important thing is to have different options in the way you play. All teams have different systems - they can play with one, two or three up front - so you have to be able to play up there on your own, with a partner or with people crossing the ball for you.

'If you want to be a top player, you have to be able to play in all these situations and I'm sure here at Chelsea I will play in different positions sometimes.'

Torres, 26, won the World Cup last year and Euro 2008 with Spain but he is setting his sights on silverware with the Blues as he enters the peak of his career.

He said: 'I'm lucky to have won two major championships with Spain and now I want to do the same in club football.'

The full interview with Fernando Torres appears in the new issue of Chelsea Magazine, on sale on Thursday, March 3.

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