Torres Doesn’t Have To Score Claims Carlo Ancelotti

by Punter's Hero on March 4, 2011

in Football, Latest News

Torres Doesn’t Have To Score Claims Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti has told reporters that Fernando Torres does not have to score if the team keep winning games and he continues to contribute with good performances and assists.

“I ask them to play for the team. Torres did a very good job with that. People judge him on the goals he scored but I have to look at different things about his performance.

“He worked for the team, put pressure on the defenders, moved well in front and worked hard.

“That’s enough for me. Ask him, not me, if it will affect him but I don’t think it will. I’m not asking him to score.”

Torres is yet to score for Chelsea after moving for the British transfer record of £50m

Torres said: “It’s important to understand the style of football your team is playing, how you are involved in the system and everything. This always takes some time.

“I think when you make a decision this important you must be sure you can do it, otherwise it’s not worth moving to a club like Chelsea.

“You have to have confidence in yourself and you have to work harder than everyone else because you are the new player to arrive at the club.

“I have confidence in myself, I have confidence in this team and I have tried to become involved in everything this team is doing from the first day.

“But once you get it, everything becomes much easier. The important thing is to have different options in the way you play.

“All teams have different systems – they can play with one, two or three up front – so you have to be able to play up there on your own, with a partner or with people crossing the ball for you.

“It was similar to starting at school. You are always, not worried, but a bit shy when you arrive on the first day and you want to do many things – go here, go there, train well, meet everyone. But here the atmosphere was very good, they have made it very easy for me.

“If you want to be a top player, you have to be able to play in all these situations and I’m sure here at Chelsea I will play in different positions sometimes.

“I’m ready for this because I want to play where the manager asks me to – I know the competition is high here.

“My movement often depends on the game and on the other team, if they are deep or if they leave space behind.

“Normally the striker has to be on the shoulder of the centre-backs to leave a space for the midfielders coming forward.

“That’s what I have been doing at Liverpool for the last 3½ years and it’s one of the things I like to do.”

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