Nando not feeling the pressure

The Spain international left Liverpool for Chelsea in a

record-breaking £50million deal on deadline day during the

January transfer window. Torres has yet to find his best form for

Chelsea since his arrival and is still looking for his first goal

for the club. However, Torres says he is not struggling with the

burden of expectation and sees his price tag as a compliment and a

boost to his confidence. Asked if being the most expensive signing

in the Premier League meant more pressure for him, Torres told

Spanish daily AS. “No, not at all. For me, it has been a massive

test of confidence. “The fact that Roman Abramovich has paid that

much money demonstrates that he wants the best team possible – he

has ambition and he is not going to give in until he has won the

Champions League, which is his dream.” Chelsea face Premier League

rivals Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the Champions

League and Torres rates their chances of progressing past their old

foes at 50-50. “I think it [Chelsea’s Champions League chances]

depends on whether or not we get past Manchester United in the

quarter-finals, which is 50-50,” added Torres. Turning his

attentions to the other pick of the Champions League quarter-finals

and he believes Real Madrid are slight favourites to overcome

Tottenham. “Real Madrid are the favourites to win, although it is

not going to be easy,” noted Torres. “That is more 60-40. The

Whites are going to have to play really well to beat Tottenham, who

have some great players like Modric, Bale and Lennon.” Torres

admits he dreams of coming up against a Spanish side in the final

of the Champions League for Chelsea. “I would love to play in the

European Cup final, with Chelsea, against a Spanish side,” added

Torres.