Torres has dig at AVB for not showing 'trust' in him
Published 21:32 18/03/12 By Darren Lewis
Two-goal Fernando Torres ended his 25-hour barren run – then stuck the knife into Andre Villas Boas.
The £50million Spaniard was the Man of the Match as Chelsea crushed Leicester to move into an FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham or Bolton. He was then insisted that in Roberto Di Matteo he is finally playing for a manager who trusts him.
Torres said: “I feel the confidence of the manager now and obviously it’s a good thing for me and for Chelsea.”
Torres became a peripheral figure under Villas Boas, sacked sacked by Roman Abramovich three weeks ago.
The striker’s goals yesterday were his first since scoring against Genk in the Champions League on October 19.
But the former Liverpool star is now set to play a big part in Chelsea’s end-of-season charge for the top four, the Champions League and the FA Cup.
And Torres insisted the team are now more committed under Di Matteo as their winning run was extended to four matches.
He added: “I needed those goals. I’d been working so hard to get those goals and in the last month the team is much better than before.
“We are more committed and I think we have shown in the last two or three games that we can do things in a good way.
“I’m feeling much better. I was playing good but I wasnt scoring goals. But I found the net today so its a good day for me. I feel happy.
“This season I’ve been playing at a very good level but I wasn’t scoring goals and the job of the striker is to score goals.
“If you don’t do that then people think you are playing badly but for me the main thing is the support of the people.
“They have all been with me. The team-mates and the staff.” Di Matteo said later: “It was a wonderful team performance and it was reflected in the scoreline.
“I think the whole team and the club are happy for Torres as he worked so hard for the team.
“He is a great team player and when you work hard for the team you are rewarded.
“Hopefully his confidence is going to be very, very high now.”