A worrying admission from the Stamford Bridge striker.
“To be honest, after one year I was expecting things would be better than they are now,” Torres told ESPN. “It is a difficult situation because I am happy in my personal life. We really like the club and we’re very happy here to be involved with the staff and the players.
“On the pitch, it is a difficult time for Chelsea because we are not finding the results, but we’re changing things like playing a different style and still we have a young team to do it.
“Personally, I have to improve. In my time at Liverpool there were games where I would not be playing well or I would be doing nothing but every time I touched the ball, I scored. It’s such a strange feeling now because I am feeling better than ever physically. I am not finding the chances and when I do find the chances, I cannot score
“My present and my future are here. I have many things to do here and I want to do it because I always did what I wanted in every club I’ve been at, so this is not going to be different.”
Things may get trickier for Fernando Torres now that Didier Drogba is winging his way back to Stamford Bridge following his African Cup of Nations exploits and the Spaniard, who has been getting plenty of first team action in recent months, may find himself warming the bench pondering why he can’t get the round bouncy thing in between the two big posts and past the goalkeeper.
Thus far this season Torres has managed two goals in 20 Premier League appearances, and netted none in his last 18 matches in all competitions. That is a horrific record and even if some are right in their assertion that the former Liverpool man is playing well, there is no getting away from the fact that Chelsea paid £50m for a goal-scorer and they simply have not seen that side of his game at all.
Confidence is of course key and perhaps if the 27 year old knocks in a few goals then his usual prolific ability will shine through but after a torrid first year at the West London club, Chelsea must be wondering how to resolve the issue, not least because a lack of goals could cost the Blues a spot in the top four this term.