El Nino – Fernando Torres Scores 1st Chelsea Goal

Fernando Torres Celebrates His 1st Chelsea Goal

Chelsea 3-0 West Ham

Stamford Bridge April 23, 2011

Fernando Torres celebrated and smiled after scoring his first goal for Chelsea in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over West Ham in his 14th outing after a £50m January move from Liverpool – the Spainish striker ended a 903-minute drought.

“It was not the beginning I was expecting when I signed, but it’s never easy when you arrive in January at a massive team like this,” said Torres.

“There’s less pressure for me now, now I can enjoy it.”

Chelsea were leading 1-0 when the 27-year-old came off the substitutes’ bench in the 76th minute.

Torres scored, putting a great shot past West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green.

“I kept working and it’s thanks to all my team-mates that I scored,” he added. “Thanks to all my team-mates, they were looking for me in every game.

“It wasn’t so difficult for me but for the fans – I had more anxiety for them than for me, I wanted to show them I could score and hopefully this is the first of many goals.

“Now we can try and finish the season as we all want.”

Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti was thrilled for Torres and his side, who are now three points clear of Arsenal in third and remain six points behind leaders Manchester United following their 1-0 victory over Everton.

“What a perfect day,” stated Ancelotti. “Everyone has been waiting for Fernando to score and finally he did it. From today, a new life.

“He needed a goal – he worked hard and maintained confidence and composure. From today, he will have fantastic future at this club.

“The big problem was that he came to a new club and it was not easy to immediately find a good relationship with the new teammates and our play.

“Now the bad moment has gone and we will take advantage with his performances.”

“Considering the performance of Didier today, considering that Fernando scored, we have to try to put both together,” the Italian commented.

“We have one week to train, we can try and I think that I will take a decision for the next game.”

Ancelotti said Chelsea will fight until the end to retain their crown.

“I don’t think Manchester United have more pressure now, they are six points ahead and that is a good gap with just four games left,” the Chelsea manager added.

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