The Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez has said that he is extremely delighted to see Fernando Torres back into scoring ways. The Spaniard got the best out of Fernando Torres when he was the Liverpool manager.
During that time, Fernando Torres scored almost 60 goals in just 80 Premier league matches, but he has been a shadow of himself since then. He has also not shined under the subsequent Liverpool managers, while he has been extremely poor since making the £ 50 million move to Chelsea. However, there have been signs of resurgence in recent weeks after the striker scored two goals in the 6-1 demolition of the Champions League minnows Nordsjaelland.
He also continued the good vein of form in the match against Sunderland as well by offering the scoring with a powerful volley early in the first half. He then doubled his tally and the total for Chelsea with a penalty just before half-time. It was also his first penalty since moving to England and the striker was full of confidence and smiles following the match. Benitez has said that it is extremely satisfying to see Torres return to form, while he hopes that it will continue to have a great effect on the team in the coming matches. Torres now has 11 goals for Chelsea in all competitions this season.
“I said before that, if the team played well and created chances, Fernando would score goals. For me, the really positive thing is that Fernando has a lot more confidence. I’ve tried to adjust things in training and the players are more confident and know what to do now. The team has a clear idea of what we want to do and this win will be fantastic for the confidence,” said Benitez after the Sunderland match that finished in a 3-1 win.