Torres says Chelsea players proving passion for Europe

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres says they're enjoying their long Europa League run. Chelsea face Basle in the first-leg of their semifinal tonight.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres says they're enjoying their long Europa League run.

Chelsea face Basle in the first-leg of their semifinal tonight.

"All of the team is enjoying this competition," said Torres, who has scored 12 of his 19 goals this season since Rafa Benitez's arrival.

"To be out of the Champions League was a very disappointing time for us but we changed our minds and started thinking about the Europa League.

"It is one of the most important targets for us this season.

"We are showing everyone who were talking about Chelsea not caring about the Europa League this it is not true.

"We are already in the semi-finals and we want to go through.

"The team is doing a really good performance so it is easy for the striker to score goals when the team is doing well."

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