Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has criticised the tactics of the club by saying that they rely too much on the individuals, but he is starting to accept the fact that it also has its own positives. Torres has been a major disappointment since his £ 50 million transfer from Liverpool two years ago. He managed to score just over 80 goals in just 140 appearances for Liverpool, but his goal scoring ratio has plummeted since joining Chelsea. Torres has blamed his lack of goals to the tactics of Chelsea even after the arrival of Rafa Benitez.
He has said that the club relies a lot on the individual players like Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, and Frank Lampard so much so that it has been difficult for them to create chances for him. However, he has said that the talent possessed by these individuals has also come to the rescue of Chelsea on numerous occasions. Torres has said that he is looking to adapt to the style of play at Chelsea by learning new things during training. After the departure of Didier Drogba in the summer, Torres has been the main striker at Chelsea.
The arrival of Demba Ba in the January transfer window has done little to hurt his first-team opportunities. “It’s difficult in this team because we really depend too much on individuality. We have players like [Eden] Hazard, [Juan] Mata, Oscar and [Frank] Lampard – they are talented players so we are not speaking about tactics. It’s a bit more difficult than my time with him [Benitez] in Liverpool. We have to be clever and focused in the adaptation of the new ideas of the team, the manager and the kind of football we’re playing now. This is the main difference,” said Torres.
He is expected to start in the Europa league semi-final against FC Basel.