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Torres Bounces Back?

Torres Bounces Back?

With Daniel Sturridge still nursing an injury, options, striker-wise, were still very limited last night.

Rafael Benitez, our interim manager, had no choice but to continue with Fernando Torres, a striker that has come in for some flak in recent weeks, whether it be deserved or undeserved.

But, last night, Torres delivered.

Of course there were moments of frustration as balls were miss-controlled or passes were over-hit or shots were a little wayward, but ploughing that lone furrow, on the whole, Fernando did well.

His performance was, of course, topped off by his two goals and on another night he might well have walked away with the match ball and with a hat-trick to his name, but it wasn`t to be.

After the match, Rafa the interim manager offered some praise to his striker, remarking to the media,

"I hope this is a springboard for him. He has shown his quality today."

"I said before that if we created chances then he would get goals."

"I saw him sharper in training yesterday with a bit more confidence and he was fine today."


But, and I`m being realistic here, I see last night as nothing more than another false dawn considering the caliber of the opposition.

That is, unless you`d like to prove me wrong Fernando!



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Writer:Merlin
Date:Thursday December 6 2012
Time: 4:41PM

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I'm so hoping this game is the catalyst of his re-emergence. I've seen him under Rafa and he seems to hungrier now, as he was when the season started. Whether that's a false dawn or not, time will tell but I certainly hope so
@Mq
06/12/2012 16:53:00
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Its a fluke!Torres isn't going to get better...imagine the first goal?he missed on d first attempt....which means torres won't be able to score unless there is no goal keeper....he scored two goals because of the opposition,just as he scored two goals against genk last season and he still didn't improve.....
Hazard11
06/12/2012 17:11:00
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Let's not be mealy mouthed about it guys, Torres played well and if he had a bit of luck on the first goal, so what? Unlucky players don't score and he did well to stay on his feet so deserved the break. I'm not naive enough to predict that this is a new and glorious beginning but, coupled with the manager's influence it just might be the beginning of the end of his self doubt. We don't have another option until Danny is fit and, if the gossip linking him to Liverpool is correct, he may not be the answer anyhow. So we need Torres to succeed, think how good it would be to have say Falcao join in January but be kept on the bench by a rampaging Fernando? Unlikely I know but those are the sort of dreams we fans have to take comfort in.
analooish
06/12/2012 17:31:00
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Apparently hulk wants to leave zenit, should we go back in.
Blue1989
06/12/2012 20:04:00
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No we should not for hulk , he is too arrogant and demands too much wage
CFCTalal
06/12/2012 20:08:00
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he got subbed after a crap performance against milan( i was watching the match instead of madrid vs ajax , dortmund vs city cause i like milan , he started raging at the coach even though he played 77 minutes...and zenit won...
CFCTalal
06/12/2012 20:10:00
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i wish the best for both torres and chelsea
CFCTalal
06/12/2012 20:11:00
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From a distance, Hulk is like a 6 or 7 walking down the street and you're like oh ok she's pretty then she gets closer and it's like she morphs into some alien creature that has no clue about personal hygiene or even what a damn comb can do.
ForeverChels
06/12/2012 20:24:00
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Well for Torres sake and the team hopefully he stays consistent from know till January.
Elbowz
06/12/2012 20:32:00
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Who are we kidding? We need a striker in January!
true2blue
06/12/2012 21:15:00
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Same old habit of scorin meaningless goals
Ken4CFC
06/12/2012 23:00:00
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Poor Torres....scores two goals and still gets shat on!
Squig
06/12/2012 23:10:00
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He got lucky against Nordsjaelland...He wouldn't have scored if was any team from the Prem.
Ess...DaBison
06/12/2012 23:16:00
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If he's more hungrier under rafa I think that is absolute pathetic and I hope rafa takes him with him when he leaves in the summer!
Ess...DaBison
06/12/2012 23:18:00
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And I still think he played crap yesterday....Ray Wilkins was asked by Stelling if Torres looked any better and Wilkins said it like it was... NO!!!
Ess...DaBison
06/12/2012 23:20:00
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Id love to sell him...I wouldnt care if we got nothing...Id rather take the £50m loss!
Ess...DaBison
06/12/2012 23:22:00
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The problem here is, if he does play well for a month and scores maybe 6-7 goals, we might think he is back and not buy a striker. If after the window shuts in January he goes back into his shell we'll be in the same *****. Need a back up or even a replacement, no question.
Mia Maynard
07/12/2012 06:36:00
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from whence is your Hulk analogy based FOREVER??
@Mq
07/12/2012 06:37:00
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I dont believe in his performances...maybe this is a one-off good performances he may put in...next may be continous blanks....so dont keep high hopes....
Blu_run
07/12/2012 08:46:00
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I'd rather he continue scoring those fluke of his within now till January and see if it cause someone to get interested and agree to take him away in January - by loan or even been gifted to another team. No one person saw him in the game. We all did.
avbhimself
07/12/2012 09:11:00
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