Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic insists Fernando Torres is in good spirits.

Torres appeared to be lacking such motivation in Saturday's goalless Barclays Premier League draw at QPR and although he worked much harder on Wednesday against Juventus, his continuing lack of confidence was palpable.

Ivanovic tried to defend his team-mate, insisting the striker was "doing very well" and "fighting for every ball".

He added: "Sometimes he is alone without the support of the others and that is very difficult to fight against three defenders."