Feroze Ali: My two cents on Fernando Torres

Feroze Ali with Fernando Torres
Feroze Ali with Fernando Torres

Chelsea FC 360 are happy to be publishing Chelsea FC’s video editor Feroze Ali’s article on Fernando Torres exclusively. Feroze Ali has millions of views on his videos and thousands of subscribers and over 39 thousand followers on Twitter. His videos have been published on Chelsea TV and he is followed by the likes of Oscar on Twitter.

Heartbreaking moments
Heartbreaking moments

January 31st, 2011.. Deadline day. The moment almost every Chelsea supporter couldn’t believe… Fernando Torres was about to join Chelsea Football Club. To be honest I still can’t believe it.. but it happened.

Fernando Torres joined Chelsea Football Club, surely nothing could go wrong.. like our previous strikers who didn’t live up to expectation (Shevchenko, Kezman)… Fernando was proven in the Premier League, was one of the best strikers in the world.. and signed at the perfect age as well (when form usually hits).

Unfortunately, it all went downhill from there… we signed him with no plan whatsoever, playing the Drogba game (dumping long balls) to the Spaniard in his first few games and he just didn’t know where to make the runs, when he made them the teammates were too late to spot them, or when he had a chance he got very unlucky (wonder saves, posts denying him).

I mean what has really happened?! Is this the same player: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZzTyli77IE every player almost every Chelsea supporter was scared of when he played against us.. whenever he touched the ball we feared the worst. Signing him with no plan, him losing confidence after his goal droughts, and age getting to him now. The moment when everyone realized that he isn’t going to be the same player anymore was the game last year against Manchester United at Old Trafford. He showed glimpses of his former self .. but that miss.. that was it. Even he knew that he will never be the same again.

At Chelsea we used to dump long balls, and for the past few months when we played good possession football.. it didn’t suit Torres cause even at Liverpool almost all of his goals were maximum 2-3 passes..but even now if we reduce our passes it’s too late, he’s lost confidence, his pace, it’s just too late..

An article came out saying he didn’t care if Chelsea won or lost… that article is just out of frustration from his part.. honestly despite him making millions I feel for him.. he has tried time and time again to make things work, unfortunately Chelsea+Torres just don’t fit. I remember talking to him a few months ago in Dubai he said he just can’t wait to return back to London and win trophies for the fans and supporters because that’s what he cares the most about which is to repay us..

No matter what though if a player plays for Chelsea Football Club I will continue supporting him.. be it Torres, Malouda, Lampard, Ferreira, etc.. will never wish him bad.

Feroze Ali

  1. Claudio says

    Good write up Feroze. Viewed your stuff. It is pretty impressive tho.

    All we can do is pray that Torres scores consistently till then end of the season or atleast till January and if not as you said, we’ll always back our lads!

  2. Vaibhav Kumble says

    Thank you.. Atleast somebody’s sentiments match mine.. And he is gonna score 20+ goals this yr.. Mark my words..

  3. Jenni 'Didi Drog' Butler says

    Stop it now – putting out pictures of a sad looking deflated Torres – we all love CHELSEA don’t we? Then get behind the players (whoever they are) and support them, encourage them – say how good they are…………..don’t be defeatist: it affects all of them if their supporters get despondent

  4. Mike says

    We have no option but to back our number 9 and back him as much as possible so that because at the end of the day it shouldn’t come down to us. We have to give me as much as possible and he is trying. I’m pretty sure he is. Thats the big deal!

    Well written Feroze. Looking forward to some more of your write ups on 360!

  5. Anonymous says

    Torres should leave asp

  6. Anonymous says

    Torres have costed chelsea on many occassions,,,we can’t worst our time believing in a player,,,when all he can do is destroy our lovely chelsea..Its high time he parts ways with us,,,our faith in him also destroyed the great talent we had i sturridge because he could not have enough game time…

  7. Anonymous says

    still believe in torres 🙁

  8. Anonymous says

    i blive he can still be a good striker like b4

  9. Ganesh says

    Oscar is not on Twitter!

  10. sylvester says

    For hw long ‘re we goin 2 wait 4 torres 2 pick his form bak we runin out of tym. As a striker which kind of passes has he not recieved..mstweeee

  11. Zane says

    We are on the same page mate. Maybe this post will make understand why Torres was signed at a wrong time or shouldn’t even been considered. A Torres in form is one of the best strikers to watch in this era. We all have to admit,we all admired him at Liverpool. Anyway,I personally think the Chelsea bosses upstairs are clueless when it comes to football.

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