Fernando Torres set to leave Chelsea FC after Champions League Final snub
Chelsea’s achieved their first ever European Cup victory on Saturday night when beating Bayern Munich in the final, although that match had several talking points, including the fact that Fernando Torres wasn’t among the five penalty takers selected for the Blues.
May 20th, 2012
Indeed, Gary Cahill revealed after the match that he would have been the sixth man to take a spot-kick and it has led Torres to question whether he has a future at the west London club, especially as the former Liverpool striker felt severely disappointed at not being included in the starting XI for the game.
Few were surprised to see the Spaniard on the bench considering he has rarely held down a place in the Chelsea first team since arriving for £50 million, although Torres is contemplating his future at the club.
Torres told Sky Sports’ Balague on his website www.guillembalague.com: “It’s contradictory because I feel like I’m at a peak moment in my career, with more desire and hunger than I’ve felt in a long time but I’ve had to spend the final on the bench. It was a huge disappointment when I saw the line-up, perhaps the biggest in my life.
“I thought I would play in this game and I couldn’t imagine not doing so. But in the end I could participate and offer the team something. I’m really happy.
“This season I have felt things that I never had before. I’ve felt like they treated me in a way that I didn’t expect. Not in the way that was spoken of when they signed me. We’ve had a lot of talks and we’ll talk about my future.
“I want them to tell me what is going to happen in the future. Football has been fair on us, on me.
“Now I do feel like football is worth it but I’ve been through a difficult time. The worst in my career. I don’t want that again. There’s been many times when I’ve felt lost, I wasn’t sure what to do. I felt like I didn’t know where I belonged.
“I’m eternally grateful to my family who have been by my side and also for the support of the owners who have stuck by me. And especially to the fans, if it hadn’t been for them this season I would have given up.”