The Spaniard wants to win more honours in London, but admits he cannot rule out the possibility of returning to his first clubFernando Torres is looking forward to winning more trophies with Chelsea, but has refused to rule out the possibility of returning to Atletico Madrid later in his career.
The Spaniard, who became the most expensive player in British football history when he joined the Blues for £50 million from Liverpool in 2011, has won the Champions League, the FA Cup and the Europa League since moving to London.
And he admits his thirst for honours remains as unquenchable as ever.
“In two and a half seasons, I’ve won a Champions League, an FA Cup and a Europa League”, he told AS "and I still have years remaining at Chelsea in which to keep on winning more trophies.”
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Torres also claims he has refused to let his hefty price-tag get to him, and believes the Stamford Bridge faithful have supported him “since day one”.
“You can’t let that affect you [but] it does affect how people react to how you perform,” he said. “If a club pays 50 million pounds for you, certain things are expected of you and, if things go badly, the criticism is much heavier and the reactions are much more extreme.
“If things go well, that’s seen as normal, because you’re expected to score. The Chelsea fans understand that completely.
“They’ve supported me from day one.
“I’d already seen that when I played there as a rival player – when a player most needs the support of the fans, they’re there. I’ve seen that with [Frank] Lampard, with [John] Terry or with [Ashley] Cole: when they’ve had problems, these supporters have given them a lot of confidence.”
But, despite waxing lyrical about the Stamford Bridge support, Torres refused to rule out the possibility of returning to Atletico – where he emerged as one of the world's most feared strikers.
“You never know where life is going to take you,” he admitted when quizzed about the possibility of a fairytale homecoming. “There’s nothing to say I’d end up with Simeone here or at Atleti.
“Who could have told me that I was going to coincide with Rafael Benítez at two different English clubs?”