Torres has been woefully out of touch since his £50million
move from Liverpool in January, hitting the target just once.
Emenalo believes the Spain striker is missing the influence of the
Reds’ midfield, who supplied him with the ammunition to fire 81
goals in 126 appearances while at Anfield. “I can say he’s still
adapting to the pattern of Chelsea at the moment,” Emenalo told
Goal.com. “This is due to the fact he’s still missing the juicy
passes being served to him by the likes of [Xabi] Alonso and
[Steven] Gerrard, but with time he will adapt.” Chelsea finished
second in the Premier League – nine points behind champions
Manchester United – after suffering a mid-season collapse in form.
Former Nigeria international Emenalo admits the temperament of some
members of the squad has been found wanting. When asked why he
thought so many players including Michael Essien, Florent Malouda
and Jon Obi Mikel had underperformed, he replied: “High
expectations from fans and management made them play the way they
played, in the sense that they didn’t perform as usual because they
were playing under pressure.” Emenalo, who admits his own future
hangs in the balance following the removal of Carlo Ancelotti,
insists that winning the Champions League is Chelsea’s priority
next season and expects Didier Drogba to stay at Stamford Bridge.