Fernando Torres dreams of firing Chelsea to Premier League title next season
Grand finale: Torres celebrates his final-day goal against Everton
Branded a £50million flop ever since he signed for Chelsea two years ago, Fernando Torres has admitted he wants to do better next season – assuming he is still at Stamford Bridge – and dreams of firing Blues to Premier league glory.
With reports over the weekend that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich might be prepared to cut his losses on the Spaniard and a new manager – probably Jose Mourinho – to arrive in the summer, his position seems far from secure.
However, Torres has enjoyed a few highs of late, with his goal in last week’s Europa League final and the final-day winner against Everton taking his tally to 22 in 64 appearances this term. That’s 35 in 131 Chelsea appearances all together.
It is undeniably an improvement but the man with World Cup and European Championship titles to his name has never looked a world-beater in his time at the Bridge, only fleetingly showing why he was such a feared frontman at Liverpool.
Of his form, the 29-year-old said: ‘[It is] more goals than last season and closer to my normal statistics.
‘I’m happy for the end of the season, for the statistics this season, but I’m asking much more from myself and hopefully next season can be much better.’
Torres hopes a young Blues team can also mount a sustained Premier League title challenge after finishing third behind Manchester United and runners-up Manchester City this term.
‘The Premier League is tough, because as soon as you lose a couple of games you’re out of the race for the league,’ said the striker.
‘Man United were very consistent this season and even Man City couldn’t keep winning games the same way and Man United won the league maybe two months before [the end].
‘We’re good enough to be consistent. We need to learn from what we have done badly this season, it’s a young squad and hopefully the experience of this year can help the team for the next one. I don’t think we’re too far away [from challenging for the title].’