Chelsea captain John Terry believes that Fernando Torres could be the missing link in their bid for Champions League glory.
Chelsea, who have seen all other chances of silverware disappear over the past few weeks, are still one of the biggest clubs to have never won Europe’s biggest prize, despite coming a post’s width away in 2008, and then getting unlucky to miss out on the final in 2009 because of a shocking referees performance.
Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich is desperate to land Europe’s greatest prize, and he parted with £50million in a bid to buy Europe’s best striker in Fernando Torres.
Terry was asked if Torres could make the difference from previous seasons and answered, “I think he could be the key.
“For us, away from the Premier League a little bit and out of other competitions, we can very much focus on this. That’s the priority, as well as the league but we know that is going to be tough.
“This is our main focus and with Fernando added to the squad as well, that could be the key for us.”
Chelsea’s recent poor run of form has seen added pressure on their manager, but Terry jumped to his defence, saying, “He is a great manager. I don’t know why I am answering the question, really, because there is no speculation.
“The players are 100 per cent behind the manager and he has got full confidence in us.
“That will remain the case and we believe that with this manager and these players we can win this competition.”