Torres Ends Goal Drought In 5-2 FA Cup Quarter-Final Chelsea

Fernando Torres, Chelsea FC

Fernando Torres Ends Goal Drought In 5-2 FA Cup Quarter-Final Chelsea Win


"I think the whole team and all the supporters are happy for him because he works so hard for the team. He is a great team player. When you work hard in life you get rewarded.

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"I didn't mind when he wasn't scoring because as long as we win that is all that matters. But hopefully his confidence is going to be very high now."

Superstar Fernando Torres ended  his five-month scoring drought with two goals in Chelsea's 5-2 FA Cup quarter-final victory over Leicester City.

Torres signed in January last year for £50m from Liverpool, but  had not scored in 24 matches.

Torres's Chelsea record now shows seven goals in 52 appearances in all competitions.

Di Matteo who replaced André Villas-Boas as Chelsea boss, may get some of the credit - with four wins in four games to his credit.

"I needed those goals," Torres said. "I'd been working so hard to get those goals and in the last month, the team is much better than before. We are more committed and we have shown in the last two or three games that we can do things in a good way. The main thing is we are making more chances than before. We have shown we can score goals and we are not conceding many."

"I think maybe this season I am playing at a very good level but I was not scoring goals in this period and the job of the striker is to score goals," he said. "So if you don't do it, the people think you are playing badly but for me, the main thing is the support of the people. They have all been with me - team-mates, the staff. I feel the confidence of the manager now and, obviously, it's a good time for me and Chelsea. I'm feeling much better.

" Today is a good day for me. And we are in the last two months of the season with more important games coming up."

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