Fernando Torres discusses relationship with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

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Fernando Torres has praised Chelsea and their manager Jose Mourinho…

Former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has revealed there are no hard feelings between him and Blues boss Jose Mourinho, despite the manner of his exit from the Stamford Bridge club last week, reports the Daily Mail.

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He said: “The press will always try to make stories but the truth is Jose and I have a very good relationship. We shared a relationship of honesty and trust. I have nothing but respect for him and I am sure that he feels the same.

“There is no truth about him forcing me out of Chelsea. I wanted to play regularly and he was honest with me and told me he couldn’t promise me that. If he is ever in Madrid I would buy him dinner, we are friends.”

As the source explains, Torres endured a largely difficult spell in west London, scoring just 45 goals in 172 appearances across four-and-a-half years after joining for a then-British record fee of £50m.

But despite his disappointing form, the 30-year-old is adamant that his time at Chelsea can be viewed as a success, adding: “Chelsea is in the past for me now – I want to look forward – but of course I look at my time there has a good one.

“How many players get to win the Champions League in their career? Even some of the best players in the world go throughout their career without winning it, memories like those can only be considered good ones.”

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