Fernando Torres has said that he is ready to fill the vacant spot of Didier Drogba. Drogba left Chelsea last month and joined Shanghai Shenhua, the Chinese club. He said that Drogba is a great player and he has performed brilliantly for Chelsea over the years. He scored the match winning goal in the final of the Premier League last season. He was a key member of the squad. As per Torres, it is disappointing that Drogba has left the club and the players would miss him.

Torres said that after the exit of Drogba from the club, there is more responsibility on him and he is ready to take that responsibility. On being asked about his relations with Drogba, Torres said that Drogba is one of his best mates. When he joined the club last season, Drogba helped him a lot and gave him some valuable tips. Torres said that Drogba had told him about his decision of leaving the club.

Torres joined Chelsea last season. Before that, he used to play for Liverpool. In his very first season for Chelsea, Torres performed brilliantly. In the semifinal of the Premier League, he scored a goal in the last minute with the help of which Chelsea drew the match against Barcelona. In the last season, Torres also scored a hat-trick against Queens Park Rangers.

Torres said that playing for Chelsea in the last season was an enjoyable experience. There is a positive environment in the whole camp. He was a new player last season, but, it didn’t take him too long to settle in the side. On being asked about his targets in the upcoming season, Torres said that he would like to continue the same kind of form in the upcoming season as well.