Chelsea captain believes Spanish striker to be on verge of scoring spree.
Chelsea’s John Terry has backed Fernando Torres to build on his goal in the Europa League last week and start hitting the back of the net on a regular basis according to ESPN.
The Spanish striker has struggled for form since joining the club from Liverpool in 2011.
The London club parted with £50 million to secure the player’s signature from Liverpool but Torres has failed to live up to his price-tag.
A number of successive managers have tried to get the player back to his goal-scoring best, including current interim manager and Torres former mentor at Liverpool, Rafa Benitez.
None have been able to get the striker scoring on a consistent basis and the player’s confidence has clearly vanished after such a lengthy period of poor form.
Club captain John Terry believes that will not last however, claiming he is convinced that the player has turned a corner.
‘It only takes that one goal or something to happen for him to really kick on, but he’s putting in a shift for the team as well’, said Terry.
‘Sometimes that doesn’t get picked up as much as it should do. You know what it’s like for strikers.
‘Mentally he has had to be very strong – and he is. He has got the full support of the fans and the players. It will always remain that way.’
Chelsea will be hoping Torres can score the goals that will secure them a place in next season’s Champions League.
They are currently competing with the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal to secure a top four finish that would see them qualify for next season’s tournament.