Fernando Torres insists he has stood up to batterings from English defenders he would never face in Spain.
Torres said: "There are so many strong defenders here. But I have settled, I have scored goals and I have coped with the physical side.
"But it is true that I would not be getting hit in the back all the time in Spain like I am here.
"I am happy with the way I have learned to cope with the physical side of the English game."