Torres: Chelsea fans helped me a lot during difficult times
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has revealed there were times during last season when he didn't even want to come on the pitch while warming the bench, and added that the Blues' fans are special as they continuously encouraged him.
The Spaniard also claimed that he feels like he won neither the Champions League nor the FA Cup with Chelsea last season.
Torres had gone six months without scoring and failed to win a starting place under either Andre Villas-Boas or his successor, Roberto Di Matteo at Stamford Bridge, and was forced to live in Didier Drogba's shadow.
"The season was not for me, it was for others. Chelsea wins the FA Cup, but I don't play the semi-final nor the final. I didn't taste anything," The Sun quoted Torres, as saying.
Torres also admitted Chelsea fans saved his career at Stamford Bridge and kept him strong.
"The fans helped me a lot - and you don't understand why. You come from outside and you have played well in this league and, with the Spanish mentality, the first who should have turned against you are the fans," Torres said.
"You are not living up to expectations but they still support you. These people are special. At times I was thinking, 'I will sit here on the bench, I won't make any noise, I don't even want to play.'" he added.
"But they are demanding that you jump on the pitch and play. They lifted my spirits so many times. Not even my teammates succeeded in doing that in this way. Whatever I do from now on will be for the fans," he said. (ANI)