Has Fernando Torres been treated unfairly since he joined Chelsea?
The Fernando Torres interview on Chelsea TV broadcast a couple of nights ago is making headlines ...
The Fernando Torres interview on Chelsea TV broadcast a couple of nights ago is making headlines because of a comment made by Torres about the treatment he has received ever since he signed for the club.
Not referring to the club or the Chelsea supporters, Torres' comments were aimed at the press, media and football pundits that have criticised him time and time again. I am asking YOU the Chelsea fan reading this post if you agree with him.
'It's the feeling that I have had from the first day. There has been the situation going on with the club, the way the team are going and then my own way.
There has been an overreaction about everything. Overreact when I did that miss or if I have a red card or I hit the crossbar instead of scoring a goal.
They never talk about the good things. More or less from the beginning to this day, it's been the way I feel.
The people are looking at me thinking I should do so much better and it's true.
The reason you pay that money for someone is that he has shown in the past he is worth that.
I know I have many things to do at this club to give the confidence back to the owner. The amount of goals I scored last season should be the minimum.I am a big fan of Fernando Torres and have been ever since back in his Liverpool days. I stood in the Matthew Harding the night Chelsea eventually beat Liverpool over two legs in the Champions League and witnessed his performance in the defeat and he was different class.
His movement was fantastic and he also scored against us which as we know seemed to happen every single time he faced Chelsea. So when he signed for us, I was made up!
Of course we all know that at times it has been difficult for him at the club so to hear him say that people do not concentrate on the good things he has done, you have to agree.
The £50m price tag wasn't something he chose but he has had to live with it. Torres more than anyone has been placed under the microscope by everyone for each and every single Chelsea appearance he makes and it has to be hard.
Do you agree with Torres when he talks about "everything has been an overreaction"?
For the most part, I tend to agree. Of course there is going to be instances where maybe his performance wasn't good enough but Torres has done what he always does and gets on with his football.
The problem Torres has is that every single striker in the Premier League is judged on the amount of goals they score because that's why these clubs pay the money they do.
Chelsea paid a record fee (at the time before Bale signed for Madrid) for Fernando Torres the goalscorer after his previous exploits at Liverpool. It's taken a while but we have seen last season and this, he is getting back to somewhere near there.
If we are to judge Fernando Torres on his overall contribution to the Chelsea cause ever since he signed then I would say he has done well. We have to remember that for the first 18 months of his Chelsea career, he had to play second fiddle to Didier Drogba and work under THREE different managers.
In the first season he had as the main man (last season) he weighed in with 22 goals for the season despite a baron spell in the Premier League.
If you ask me we have seen a different side to Fernando Torres ever since he received a kick to the face and a broken nose at Stamford Bridge in the Europa League last season. It was almost as if it was the straw that broke the camels back and he got angry!
We sat and watched a different Torres from that moment on and now he is working with one of the best man managers in the game in Jose Mourinho. It's obvious to me that Jose backs him and likes him as a player because of his work rate in games. If Mourinho can turn that into goals week in, week out then we will have one hell of a player again despite the fact that I feel he is nearly there.
Fernando Torres has scored important goals for Chelsea and I believe he has rediscovered his form and his goalscoring touch. No matter what he does, his performances will always be talked about.
So answer me the question in the title of the post. Has Fernando Torres been treated unfairly since he joined Chelsea?
Carefree & KTBFFH!