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Torres admits: I didn't care if Chelsea lost!

Fernando Torres has revealed that he did not care if Chelsea won or lost at times last season.

The Spanish striker is back in some sort of form this campaign after a horror beginning to life at Stamford Bridge but has admitted to not really caring about the results of the Blues after crossing from Liverpool for £50million in January of 2011.

"Halfway through last season, I distanced myself from the values I had grown up with," Torres told El Pais.

"I had teammates who didn't care if the team won or lost because they were not playing.

"I never wanted to be like that. [But] one day I discovered that I was like them, that it didn't matter it we won or lost if I was not playing.

"I wasn't part of the group. I discovered that I was not happy because I had stopped being what I had always wanted to be. In the dressing room, you can never lose that group concept.

"But I learned to look at myself and to realise that the only person that can change is you. The only person who can say: "You're making mistakes, you've got to do something," is you.

"I became a different player because I was serving the team. It was to my personal detriment but it was the only way to play. At times I thought: "I'm going to run in behind the defender, I'm going to offer myself and go into the space."

Torres has indeed changed his ways in recent times as he went on to win the Golden Boot as Spain took out Euro2012 in the summer and he has since scored six goals in 12 Chelsea appearances with the reigning European champions sitting on top of the Premier League table with a four-point lead over their nearest rivals.

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