Chelsea Manager Andre Villas-Boas has set hapless striker Fernando Torres the target of simply hitting some kind of town, in an attempt to boost his confidence in front of goal. The £50million pound forward was seen to miss a finish a Scalextric car could’ve converted on Sunday forcing the former Porto boss to lower his expectations of where Torres can actually kick a football.
He told Chelsea TV ‘I said to Fernando after the game, find a big town and see if you can aim for somewhere near it. I suggested Reading, Woking or maybe even a city, if that still proves too difficult. I just want to find out if it’s any target he fails to hit or whether the size of the target has a direct relevance to his total failure. He said he’ll try for Woking, so if you live anywhere within 200 miles of there, I’d watch out for flying footballs.’
Torres did manage to find the net with a delicate chip early on in the first half but Villa-Boas admitted it had been a bobble in the ground that had taken it on target. He added ‘Fernando told me after the game he was about to drill it into the bottom corner when he tripped over his shoe lace and got his boot caught in the turf. So don’t worry, it’s not form, it’s just what we call being so s*** that it actually works in your favour.’
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