Blues legend explains Torres’ Chelsea struggle.
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has told the Sun that Fernando Torres’ £50m price tag affected him badly since his move from Liverpool in 2011.
The Spaniard became the most expensive transfer in British football history at the time, but couldn’t live up to expectations at Stamford Bridge having previously looked like one of the world’s best strikers at his previous club.
Lampard has now explained that he believes Torres couldn’t deal with the pressure of his hefty price tag, but has given him credit for keeping going and contributing one of the most important goals in the club’s history against Barcelona.
“Fernando is quite a quiet lad and he suffered at Chelsea. He found it hard with the big price tag and it didn’t go for him,” the former England international explained.
“But he always kept his head down, worked hard, trained hard and his goal was a massive reward for him. We couldn’t have been more delighted for him.
“Whatever people say about Fernando, Chelsea fans were amazing with him.
“It would’ve been easy for them to have had a go but they backed him to the hilt and they will never forget him for that moment alone.
“He never stopped running and trying to do the right thing and the whole time he kept his dignity in the dressing room. It takes a big man to do that.”
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