FERNANDO TORRES HAS given the clearest indication yet that he is prepared to leave Chelsea if he is not guaranteed first team football next season.
The former Liverpool striker was only a substitute in the Blues’ Champions League final win over Bayern Munich, and did not feature at all in the FA Cup Final win over the Reds.
Now Sky Sports analyst Guillem Balague has used Twitter to post a translation of his interview with Torres from the Spanish press, where the 28-year-old speaks of his disenchantment with life in West London.
“It’s contradictory because I feel like I’m at a peak moment in my career, with more desire and hunger than I’ve felt in a long time, but I’ve had to spend the final on the bench.
“It was a huge disappointment when I saw the line-up, perhaps the biggest in my life,” he said.
“This season I have felt things that I never had before. I’ve felt like they treated me in a way that I didn’t expect. Not in the way that was spoken of when they signed me. We’ve had a lot of talks and we’ll talk about my future.
“Because the role I’ve had this season is not for me, nor is it the one I expected to play when I came here, I’m not comfortable
“I want them to tell me what is going to happen in the future. I’ve been through a difficult time. The worst in my career. I don’t want that again.
“There’s been many times when I’ve felt lost, I wasn’t sure what to do. I felt like I didn’t know where I belonged. I’m eternally grateful to my family who have been by my side and also for the support of the owners who have stuck by me.
“And especially to the fans, if it hadn’t been for them this season I would have given up.”
Torres has recently been linked with a return to Atletico Madrid, and a potential swap with Radamel Falcao.
“I need the club to tell me what is going to happen and what sort of role I will have within the team, what my duties are, what the club expects of me. And then judge whether it is worth it.”