Torres says Chelsea will ‘fight for everything’ this season

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Jul 25th, 2012
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Chelsea’s Spanish striker Fernando Torres (R) celebrates scoring the fifth goal with English defender John Terry (L) during their English Premier League football against Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge in London, England on April 29, 2012. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or live services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/GettyImages)

Over the past three months, Fernandon Torres has won the FA Cup, the Champions League and Euro 2012 and has now set his sights on winning the Premier League with Chelsea, insisting the club want to win every honour possible this season.

Since his £50million move from Liverpool to Chelsea in January 2011, Torres has been roundly ridiculed for his sudden drop in form and has only scored 12 goals during his time at Chelsea. Despite this, Torres had his most successful season in terms of medals and even picked up the Golden Boot at Euro 2012.

The only major trophy missing from the Spaniard’s CV in recent years is the Premier League and Torres has insisted Chelsea will be competing for the title this season.

Torres said: “I would love to win a Premier League. Hopefully it will happen this year, but for sure we will be challenging for it.

“In my opinion, the equality between the big English teams is at a peak. You just have to look at the way Manchester City sealed the title, at the last gasp, and how the team that won the Champions League finished sixth.”

Chelsea will start their season against current champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on 12th August and will also play his former club Atletico Madrid in the Super Cup towards the end of summer.

Torres believes these fixtures will give Chelsea an opportunity to show that the team are prepared to succeed this season, both domestically and on the continent.

“That’s how the Community Shield will be, a battle from start to finish between two teams who are obliged to fight for everything this season in England and in Europe.”

Torres said of the Super Cup: “It’s going to be full of conflicting emotions.

“Meeting a team that you carry in your heart has to be different: a European final with a title at stake. That’s not bad, is it?”

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