Torres thanks fans for unconditional support

Feb 05, 2012, 07:28 IST | PA Sports
Fernando Torres has admitted he might have given up all hope of succeeding at Chelsea but for the support of the club's fans.

Fernando Torres. Pic/Getty Images

Torres marked a year at Stamford Bridge this week but it was hardly an anniversary to celebrate for the 27-year-old. The �50million man has scored just five times in 44 Chelsea appearances since last January's move from Liverpool and is currently on his longest goal drought yet -- three and half months, 17 games, or 1,000-plus minutes.

But at least he is being given the chance to end his long wait, having started every game in 2012 while Didier Drogba is on African Nations Cup duty. "I would like things to be much better but the support they (supporters) give me every day is amazing," Torres told Chelsea TV, ahead of tonight's EPL match against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

"I remember a game against Wolverhampton and I was on the bench, and they were still singing my name.
"That game, when I was in the middle of nothing and not playing, was maybe the best memory I have in all my career."

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