Chelsea manager declares Fernando Torres not for sale
Andre Villas-Boas must wish that there was a Christmas break in the Premier League so he can reflect on his first few months as Chelsea manager.
December 15th, 2011
It has been a baptism of fire for the former Porto manager, who has had to deal with questions regarding Frank Lampard’s omission from the first team, not to mention John Terry’s alleged racism during the Blues’ match against QPR.
Now we’re approaching the January transfer window and that means questions about various players’ future, with Nicolas Anelka having already left the club this week.
Fernando Torres has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge following a largely forgettable twelve months at Chelsea, although Villas-Boas today insisted that the Spaniard is going nowhere.
Villas-Boas said: “Everybody wants to be involved more times but Fernando is also pushing for a place with Didier, who is on a good run at the moment.
“We always count on our players and we are pretty sure that when Fernando will be called up, he will respond with the quality and the talent that he has.
“It will be a question of time to when we see him back, maybe sooner or later – we don’t know.
“We just have to make the best decision for the team.”
Meanwhile, Villas-Boas spoke on the subject of Frank Lampard, outlining that every player has to be rotated at some point in the campaign and that the manager must treat everyone equally.