Torres: Reaching Champions League final a dream come true for Chelsea

The Spaniard believes the Stamford Bridge side deserve a "second chance" following their defeat on penalties in 2008, and says it does not matter who they play in Munich

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has described reaching the Champions League final as "a dream come true".

The Spaniard enjoyed arguably his finest moment in a Blues shirt on Tuesday night, coming off the bench to round Victor Valdes and secure his team's passage into the final.

Di Matteo’s side will now face either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich on May 19 at the Allianz Arena, and Torres has revealed his delight at the achievement.

"To be in the Champions League final, obviously, is a dream come true for all the Chelsea players, for all the Chelsea supporters who come here and everyone watching the game at home," he told reporters.

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"It's the second Champions League final for Chelsea. Everyone knows what happened in the past with the penalty shoot-out [in the 2008 loss to Manchester United].

"So, I think Chelsea deserved a second chance and we have the chance now."

Didier Drogba was chosen to spearhead the Chelsea attack, meaning Torres had to sit and watch from the sidelines until the 80th minute.

The former Liverpool man admitted it was difficult to have to watch his team-mates and has described Ramires’ goal on the stroke of half-time as the turning point in the game.

He continued: "It was frustrating to be on the bench watching the game. It's a difficult moment when you cannot help your team-mates.

"We are happy now but, to win the game, there were a lot of ups and downs. When JT was sent off, when they scored the second one, it looked like everything was lost.

"And after Ramires scored to make it 2-1, at half-time we started believing that we could do it. That goal made us believe. That was the key for us."

The win for Di Matteo’s men means there is a possibility they could come face-to-face with former boss Jose Mourinho in the final.

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His Real Madrid side are currently 2-1 down going into the second leg of their tie with Bayern Munich, and Torres says they still have a lot of work to do to make the final.

"It doesn't matter," he added. "They have to play one more game and Bayern Munich are another great team.

"We are waiting for one of them in the final but the main thing is Chelsea's there and we have a chance to win it.

"If we play with this unity, we can beat anyone. To not lose against Barcelona in two games is quite difficult.

"Everyone at the club and the supporters have to be very proud."

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