Tough to settle at Blues – Torres

The £50million striker has looked a shadow of the player who

terrorised Premier League defences during his time at Anfield since

his switch to Stamford Bridge in January. The former Atletico

Madrid ace admits that the scale of the English capital has played

a part, coupled with the lack of familiar faces compared to when he

was on Merseyside. But the 27-year-old is confident that he will

find his feet with Andre Villas-Boas’ side and feels that it is

hard to compare his current club with his previous employers. “They

have no similarity, neither in their past nor in their present. My

adaptation process for each has been completely distinct,” he told

Esquire Espana. “Chelsea is in London, a huge city. I come from

Madrid, also a great European capital, but this is much more of

everything, for good and for bad. “It’s been difficult for me to

adapt here compared to when I arrived in Liverpool, a more

comfortable place, smaller, where I was surrounded by Spanish

team-mates. “In the end, the important thing is to try and organise

yourself as quickly as possible. That’s what I’m doing.” Torres

refuses to be bogged down by the constant references to his price

tag and insists that when the Blues became interested in his

services, it was an offer he could not refuse. He said: “That’s

just a number. The only thing I know is that opportunities such as

the one Chelsea offered me cannot be turned down. The important

thing is the confidence they have in me. “Liverpool was going down

a strange path. Personally, I believe the departure of Xabi Alonso

to Madrid was a clear message that something was changing. “I have

the ambition to improve and Chelsea could offer me what every

footballer desires: titles.”