Record Chelsea signing, Fernando Torres has vowed to repay club owner Roman Abramovich’s massive outlay with goals.
The Spanish world cup winner cost Roman £50million in this January’s transfer window, after a last minute deadline day deal secured his services.
Torres failed to score on his debut against former team Liverpool, but believes he will find form soon.
The 26-year old Chelsea striker is aware of the pressure that comes with such a big price tag, and now has dreams of bringing the Premier League title to Stamford Bridge.
“As a striker I’m asked for goals so I’ll pay in goals,” he told The Sun newspaper.
“I still haven’t seen Roman Abramovich. To put so much money down for me speaks of his dreams to keep on making history.
“We want to repay him for this effort. I have to pay my debt on the pitch. It’s beautiful he paid so much for me.
“When the season started I expected to play a lot to forget about my injuries, but Liverpool didn’t start well.
“There was no light at the end of the tunnel. An incredible door opened for me when there was six months of fight ahead of me. Now I can fight for what I’ve always dreamt about fighting for.”
Torres admits that it was the sales of Javier Mascherano to Barcelona and Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid that convinced him he had to move on.
“People on the outside can’t understand some things about football,” he added
“The problem was that when Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano left I could only see a light at the tunnel when Chelsea opened the door.
“It just happened that my time came to leave. In time I hope Liverpool fans understand.
“I would like to return to Liverpool and be recognised. I only have gratitude towards the people, the club and everybody in Liverpool.”