Register Login Live

International

Torres No Bad Blood With Mourinho

New AC Milan striker, Fernando Torres, has insisted that he had a good relationship with his former coach, Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

Torres, who joined the Italian club on a two-year loan deal, spoke to the press during his unveiling at the San Siro.

"I thank Liverpool and Chelsea for everything they gave me, but I felt it was the right moment to change," he said as quoted by ESPN in Milan on Tuesday.

"When the chance to join Milan presented itself, I accepted and I am looking to score lots of goals again. I needed a new challenge.”

“I hope to spend many years at Milan, full of success and trophies. I am very happy."

Then, when quizzed about his relationship with Jose Mourinho, who regularly criticized his strike force last season, Torres went on to speak positively about his relationship with the Portuguese coach.

"I had a very good relationship with Jose," the Spaniard said.

"When I was signed by Milan he wished me all the best. He spoke about the passion that the city of Milan has for football and that I would settle in well. I learnt a lot from him as a coach. Perhaps in the future our paths will meet again.

"I thank Mourinho for his words. I don't need to say anything else. We have to always act and play as professionals."

Torres concluded the interview by stating that he hopes to repeat his goalscoring success at Liverpool and Atletico Madrid and his trophy haul at Chelsea.

"I've played in three different teams," he added.

"I won more with Chelsea but scored more goals with my other two clubs. Milan is a new adventure for me. I cannot wait to score for the fans and win titles.

"It's important to both myself and Milan to rediscover my form and help Milan get back to the highest levels."

Fernando Torres won the FA Cup, The Champions League and the Europa League during his time at Chelsea and scored 81 times in 142 appearances when he played for Liverpool between 2007 and 2011.

Do you think Fernando Torres will be a success at his new club? Have your say in the comments section below.

nextarticle

Opinion: Ronaldo Is Right – Messi Didn’t Deserve Golden Ball

39 comments

Top 5

How Akumu Compares To Chiefs’ Most Expensive Players

39 Jan 17, 2020 08:58 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

UEFA Announce 2019 Team Of The Year, Salah Snubbed

8 Jan 15, 2020 02:46 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The 10 Richest Clubs In The World Revealed

13 Jan 14, 2020 12:27 PM in World News

Comforting Message For Makaringe

139 Jan 17, 2020 08:00 AM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Clubs In The World Revealed

13 Jan 14, 2020 12:27 PM in World News

Pitso Criticises Bucs Star For Showboating

252 Jan 15, 2020 10:16 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Professor Slams Pitso!

230 Jan 16, 2020 02:31 PM in PSL

Official: Chiefs Confirm Two January Departures

107 Jan 14, 2020 07:11 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Amakhosi’s New Man Gets To Work – Squad Number Revealed?

35 Jan 16, 2020 10:53 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Castro Joins Chiefs' List Of 2020 Negotiations

25 Jan 17, 2020 07:06 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Key Sundowns Man Makes His Return

22 Jan 17, 2020 09:20 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

What Fadlu Told Pitso In Showboating Saga

45 Jan 16, 2020 03:52 PM in Orlando Pirates