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In the period between the end of extra time and the start of the penalty kicks, Torres seemed to be unhappy with something that interim Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo said to him.
And Torres, a £50 million signing from Liverpool in January 2011, said to guillembalague.com: “I wanted to take a penalty but they didn’t let me.”
Really? Imagine that. A misfiring striker who has so far proved to be a very expensive disaster, was not one of the first five spot-kick takers. Well that’s a shocker. Quite why Fernando Torres has gone on a moan rampage, slap bang in the middle of the post-Champions League win celebrations, is frankly bizarre.
If there is anyone who should feel let down in this club versus player squabble then it’s Chelsea. If you pay £50m for a striker you tend to hope they score goals at a better rate than one every five and a half appearances.
This must be a calculated attempt to really anger Chelsea to the point that they have to accept any offer on the table for the former Liverpool man, offers that will not even reach half of the money spent to buy the 28 year old.