Chelsea shot stopper Petr Cech has handed a huge vote of confidence to star striker Fernando Torres, stating that he believes the striker is slowly but surely getting his old form back and he will be a menace to opposition defenses once the season progresses.
The Czech Republic skipper hailed the recent exploits of the Spanish international striker who scored two goals in their last UEFA Champions League encounter against Schalke 04 of Germany as well as the winner in a gripping encounter against Premier League rivals Manchester City at home last weekend.
Many people have criticized Torres over the last few seasons after his move to the Blues and he has himself struggled on occasion to justify the huge transfer fee the club paid to Liverpool for his services but Petr Cech feels the debate has gone on for a bit too long now.
He stated that there have been many games in the past where Torres had been fantastic but just because he is a striker and didn’t get on the score sheet, people would take to criticizing him and that has been unfair on the player as well.
But now, Cech feels the critics will shut up with Torres not only leading the Chelsea line, but he is also creating and scoring goals and it is clear he is enjoying his time. Petr Cech and Torres were both left out of Chelsea’s Capital One Cup success against Arsenal last night but the big goalkeeper feels that Torres will improve as the season goes on and so will the team.
He stated that he is feeling a lot of confidence with the way the team has been playing and the way they have adapted to the new system and hopes for major trophies at the end of the season.