Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has stated that he feels that the club are in the process of building a great team. The club are set to end the season without a major trophy for the first time in four seasons. This has been a major disappointment considering that the return of Jose Mourinho in the summer promised a lot. However, they have finished third in the league – similar to last season – while also managing to reach the semifinals of the Champions League. This has been seen as the only major progress achieved under Mourinho, as at times the football has been very tough to watch.
The Portuguese boss, though, has reacted to the criticism by saying that the club will be looking to challenge for the title from the word go next season. However, he says that the club’s summer transfer activity will hold key to their title aspirations next season. Torres is widely believed to be on the way out, but Mourinho added confirmed that the Spaniard remains part of the plans next season. This is likely to see Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba leave in the summer. The club are very close to sealing the deal for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa for around £ 32 million.
“We are building very good things for the future. As the manager says, it was a season to see where we are and we’ve competed again for the Premier League after a few seasons when we were out of the title race very soon. We also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League and last season we couldn’t even get out of the group stage. Again we improved this season in the Champions League from the previous one,” said Torres.
Torres scored just five league goals this season in his worst campaign with Chelsea to date.