Blues boss praises Torres character.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has praised Fernando Torres for improving his form, and does not take any credit for the Spanish striker’s revival, according to BBC Sport.
Speaking after Torres scored a vital winner for his side in the 2-1 win over Manchester City on Sunday, Mourinho said that the former Liverpool man’s attitude has been spot on this season as he has looked to get back to his best.
The 29-year-old has been something of a laughing stock in his time at Stamford Bridge, failing to find the form he showed during his days as a Liverpool player prior to his £50m move to the London side in 2011.
Torres showed some signs of improvement last season with 22 goals in all competitions, though only 8 of those came in the Premier League and the majority in the lower level of competition in the Europa League.
However, he has looked more confident and threatening so far this season, with many feeling that the famed man management of Mourinho may have lifted his spirits after a difficult few years, though the Portuguese tactician insists the improvement in form is all of Torres’ own making.
“It was a fantastic performance from Fernando because it was built after an easy miss and that makes it even more valuable,” the former Real Madrid manager said.
“He could have been affected for the rest of the game but it looked like that was the moment he said ‘I will be man of the match’.
“We have done nothing with Fernando. It would be easy for me to say that, but he deserves credit. We work with our methodology and we believe it improves players in terms of sharpness and speed.
“I don’t know if Fernando was the same last year but what I know is since I arrived he has worked very hard every day.”