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Mourinho Backing For Torres

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has faith Fernando Torres can regain his consistency in front of goal.

Torres has failed to justify his £50million price tag since joining the Blues from Liverpool in January 2011.

The 29-year-old, however, showed signs of improvement when reunited with interim Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez last term, netting 23 times in all competitions.

Mourinho concedes Torres has struggled at times, but feels the Euro 2012 and Confederations Cup golden boot winner still has qualities in demand.

"I don't know if it's confidence," Mourinho told several national newspapers. "I feel the guy is highly motivated, he works very hard.

"I think some of the work we do with the team in terms of attack suits his qualities. We are here to support him.

"Usually when he is clear, he scores that goal - but he has missed (recently). We know that this is Torres' game. When we see Torres with his back to goal, surrounded by two or three opponents, we know that he is not going to produce a piece of magic.

"We want the team not to learn how to play with him, but to improve how to play with him. He is working very hard in training, we are happy with him.

"His game is impossible to remodel. But we want to adapt the team and teach the team how to use his best qualities.

"He is not a kid any more, he is at an age where it is difficult to change his play. He is what he is and he is very good with the qualities he's got. So we need to learn and support his game."

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