Sunday 21 January 2018

James Lawton: Chelsea’s Fernando Torres should stop the moaning and start scoring goals

Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres

ISN’T it funny – or maybe just sad – how often we touch up the more implacable realities of life with a dab or two from the palette of special pleading?

But then if we all do it, not many are on the record quite as outrageously as Fernando Torres this last weekend after playing a brief, albeit absolutely honourable, role in Chelsea's Champions' League triumph.

This was El Nino 16 months ago, when he left a still essentially adoring Anfield with barely a backward glance. "Loyalty in football has changed – players kiss the badge but the reality is that you do as well as can and then you move on. You cannot get too attached to any club."

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