Newcastle legend Shearer: Chelsea's Torres won't get back. He's frightened

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer feels Chelsea ace Fernando Torres is scared stiff during games.

Shearer wrote in The Sun: "Fernando Torres has become a frightened striker.

"Frightened of getting a chance because he is frightened of missing a chance. Frightened of the reaction he will get if that ball goes wide.

"He no longer wants to be in a position to score because then he can't be criticised if he misses. On Saturday, he had the perfect opportunity when he came on with around 15 minutes left to get a goal against an already beaten Bolton.

"But when Juan Mata got the ball wide and looked for a fox in the box, Torres was stood outside of it. He didn't want to know.

"I really don't know if he is ever going to get back from the place he is in now. Certainly not at Chelsea."

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