Chelsea boss Mourinho: I can bring out best in Torres

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he's counting on Fernando Torres this season.
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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he's counting on Fernando Torres this season.

Mourinho has provided the biggest hint yet that Torres has a part to play in his Chelsea blueprint, revealing he has a plan to get the forward back among the goals.

He said: "We know Torres’s game. When we see Torres with his back to goal surrounded by two or three opponents, we know that he is not going to produce a piece of magic. But this is Torres. We want the team not to learn how to play with him, but to improve how to play with him.

"We won’t re-model his game, it is impossible to re-model his game. But we want to adapt the team and teach the team how to use his best qualities, because his game is his game.

"He is not a kid any more, he is at an age where it is difficult to change his play. He is what he is and he is very good with the qualities that he has got. So we need to learn and support his game.

"I feel he is highly motivated, he works very hard. I think some of the work we do with the team in terms of attack suits his qualities.

"So let’s see what happens. We are here to support him."

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