Moses backs ‘natural goalscorer’ Torres to rediscover Chelsea form after Rubin double

The Nigerian winger also found the back of the net to complete a 3-1 victory over the Russian side and insists the Spaniard’s hard work in training is paying off
Victor Moses has backed Chelsea team-mate Fernando Torres to rediscover his form after his double against Rubin Kazan.

The Spaniard opened and finished off the scoring at Stamford Bridge as the Blues grabbed a 3-1 lead to take to Russia in their Europa League quarter-final second leg.

And the Nigerian believes the former Liverpool striker’s work on the training ground has paid dividends and hopes his two goals on Thursday night will help restore some confidence in the 29-year-old.

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“He's a great player and he showed great character, scored two quality goals and worked very hard,” Moses told Uefa’s official website.

“Everyone is behind him, he's a natural goalscorer. He's been working hard in training and scoring regularly, he scored two here and that will help bring his confidence back, he's a good player and I'm happy for him.”

Sandwiched between the two Torres goals was one from Moses and the 22-year-old was as pleased with his own effort, also insisting Chelsea were deserved winners on the night.

“It was a nice goal,” he added. “I showed quick feet to strike the ball into the back of the net and I was delighted with it.

“It wasn't an easy game but I think 3-1 was a fair result and now we can look forward to the second leg.

“The most important thing is to win games, we've got quality players and hopefully we'll be good enough to win the competition.”