Torres: I never doubted myself

08 November 2010 11:00
iverpool striker Fernando Torres has dismissed suggestions he went through a confidence crisis at Anfield earlier this season.[LNB] The Spain international showed he was close to his lethal best with two brilliant goals in the 2-0 victory over Premier League leaders Chelsea yesterday.[LNB]It doubled his tally for the season, but two goals in his previous 12 matches had resulted in the 26-year-old being criticised for cutting a frustrated figure on the field with much speculation about his state of mind.[LNB]Torres, who admitted the injuries he had battled in the first seven months of the year had taken their toll, insisted he had not been struggling mentally.[LNB]"The confidence has never been a problem," he said. "But we all needed time to play well with new players and a new manager and new ideas."[LNB]Torres said the win over Chelsea, their third successive Premier League victory and fourth in all competitions, had given everyone a significant boost.[LNB]"We knew before the game if we beat them we would get more confidence but the three points is the best thing," he told BBC Sport.[LNB]"We are improving and this kind of result gives us more confidence, we are going forward in the table and are quite happy about that.[LNB]"The team is playing well and when the team is playing well the players will play better, so it is good for everyone.[LNB]"This is a tough week with two games in five days so we have to forget this game and start thinking about Wigan (on Wednesday) and Stoke."

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