Former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is that he will for ever regard his time in West London as a success despite not having shined personally.
The striker was brought to Chelsea in a £ 50 million deal and he never lived up to the expectations in the three years at Stamford Bridge. He left the club to AC Milan on a loan deal, which was recently converted into a permanent one, after having scored only around one goal every three games. The 30-year-old, though, was highly successful on a trophy level since he managed to lift the likes of the Champions League and FA Cup.
On an international level, he also won the World Cup and the European Championship. At Liverpool, he was known for his goal scoring prowess after managing to provide 80 goals in just over 140 matches.
This did not translate into trophies and it was only after the move to Chelsea when Torres became a serial winner. He scored some important goals for Chelsea like the semi-final equaliser against Barcelona in the run-up to the Champions League victory and the goal in the Europa league final. Torres has recalled his Chelsea career at a time when he has announced his return to Atletico Madrid on a loan deal till the end of the campaign.
“Chelsea gave me what I was looking for when I left Liverpool – trophies. I’ll always see it as a success. In this way, the forward from Fuenlabrada returns to his home where he was trained as a footballer and became one of their big stars,” said Torres after announcing his return to Madrid. The Spaniard came through the ranks at Atletico Madrid and is widely known as a big supporter of the club. Since he progressed from the ranks and achieved big, he is held in high regard by the Atletico faithful.