Fernando Torres has said that he is looking forward very much to the Champions League semi-final encounter with Barcelona on Wednesday night. Fernando Torres is looking to add the Champions League medal to his collection of the European Championships and World Cup medals.
Torres moved to Liverpool with the aim of achieving big in Europe, but he failed to win any major trophy with Liverpool. Now, he has made a £ 50 million move to Chelsea in the hope of winning the Champions League, which is also the ambition of owner Roman Abramovich. Torres is likely to start the match against Barcelona given that he was not involved in the match against Tottenham during the weekend.
Torres will also be looking forward to playing in the FA Cup final against Liverpool after Chelsea qualified for the final by thrashing Tottenham 5-1 in the semi-final. Chelsea will be looking to add to their three FA cups since the new Wembley was opened in 2007. Fernando Torres is looking very much like his old self, although he is yet to start scoring in the same fashion.
However, he has provided some important assists this season and will be looking to do the same against Barcelona. Torres has the most number of assists for Chelsea in the Champions League this season. Torres also leads the stakes in the FA Cup, where Chelsea lead the fa cup final betting.
“I know the ambitions this club have in terms of winning the Champions League, but it’s the same as what I have myself. It’s something I dreamt about as a youngster growing up. I never really thought about winning the World Cup as I thought it was impossible, but now I have achieved that and I know what it feels like, so to win the Champions League would be a dream come true,” Torres said ahead of the first leg match with Barcelona on Wednesday night.