The German winger, who arrived in a transfer worth 7 million pounds from Werder Bremen, told Goal.com that he is eager to play with the striker.NEW YORK -- New Chelsea FC signing Marko Marin is looking forward to playing with Fernando Torres. The German playmaker believes he can help bring out the best of the Spanish striker.
"Fernando is a top player. For us wingers, it's nice for us to have a player like him up front," Marin told Goal.com. "He's fun to play to with. He's very fast and sharp. I look forward to playing with him."
With Didier Drogba departing Chelsea after the club's surprising Champions League victory, Torres becomes the team's top option at the lone forward position. Since Torres' arrival in January 2011 in a transer worth 50 million pounds, he has only scored seven goals in 46 appearances with the club. That's a dramatic dip from his Liverpool days where he averaged over 16 goals a season.
With the summer additions of Marin, Eden Hazard and possibly Brazilian playmaker Oscar, head coach Roberto Di Mateo has brought in players who can penetrate and create more spaces for Torres.
In Marin's second preseason appearance for the Blues, the former Werden Bremen star displayed why he can be a creative force for Chelsea in the club's 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain at Yankee Stadium.
With Chelsea's offense stagnating in the first half, Marin came on for the final 45 minutes and terrorized PSG's flank defenders, opening spots on the pitch for Chelsea's attack. It was some promising play from Marin and he was quick to point out that it was only his second game.
"It was my second game and I enjoyed every game now," he said. "I'm happy to be here playing with such high quality of players."
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