Collymore pleads with Torres to quit Chelsea: For the sake of your career and yourself!

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore says Fernando Torres must quit Chelsea to rescue his career.
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Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore says Fernando Torres must quit Chelsea to rescue his career.

Collymore wrote in the People: "It’s all over for the striker now. His confidence is beyond shot.

"And the money he has earned over the past two years won’t have been compensation for such a torrid time, despite what fans say.

"Trust me, in hindsight he’d have played for free over the last two years if it meant he would score with the frequency and quality of his time at Anfield.

"But he is at the point where he has programmed himself to see success as simply hassling ­defenders who have ­stolen the ball from him.

"His self-belief, his ­swagger, his smile are all gone. So are the goals.

"He will sit at home ­having pondered every ­scenario – from going back to Liverpool and the ­glory days, to retirement.

"He will have thought about ­going home to Spain, too.

"This is all for his own comfort ­because the ­current reality is dark, desperate and lonely.

"He will put on the blue of Chelsea every day and he will hate it, as he will the daily drive to Cobham for training. Nothing ­personal against Chelsea or their fine training complex, but everything he sees now that involves his club football ­experience will be negative.

"I have said this before and I have to say it again: It’s time to go, Fernando. For your sake, and yours alone."

 
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