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Torres: "I wanted to join because Chelsea always have shown a big respect for me."

It’s been a busy week for Liverpool Chelsea’s number “9″, Fernando Torres, who transfer has been the talk of the football world for the past week.

Nevertheless, life goes on. However it is you may feel about Torres and his transfer saga, it really could matter less.

Fact is Torres now belongs to Chelsea FC, his a blue people, and this is what he had to say about his new team:

- Chelsea fans everywhere are happy that you can no longer score against their team.

When I played against Chelsea there was always a big motivation because it was a special game, it was always one of the biggest games of the season. This is one of the reasons why I wanted to join Chelsea because I want to be part of this kind of team. I want to say thanks to the Chelsea fans because I have seen them very, very happy with me for joining Chelsea. If they are happy as well because I am not going to score any more against them then it is good.

I have good memories and bad memories of games against Chelsea. All the goals are good memories because all of them are special. I have a very bad memory of the semi-final of the Champions League in my first season in England when they beat us and they played the final and not us. It was a frustrating day for me but hopefully now I am here we can go through to the final together and win.

- Why Chelsea and why now?

I felt from last summer that I need to do a step forward in my career and for my ambition as a footballer. I am joining a team that is at the top level, there is not another level after Chelsea. I am joining with players like Chelsea have. I am joining with big names like Terry, Lampard, Drogba and Anelka and I can be part of this great team.

Also I wanted to join because Chelsea always have shown a big respect for me. They really want me and it is important when you have the support of the people in the club, and the support of the fans who always showed respect to me when I came to Stamford Bridge and at Anfield. Now I am very happy to be a Chelsea player.

- It is good news that you can play in the Champions League this season. It is often not the case for January signings.

The Champions League is a big ambition and all the footballers want to play in it, it is a very important competition. But also Chelsea have the chance every season to win all the trophies that they play for, so when you have the chance to play in a team like this you cannot say no.

- As a boy from Madrid, are you looking forward to playing in another capital city?

Madrid is not as big as London but it is true when you are coming from a big city like Madrid, nothing is going to surprise you and I am very happy to move to a city like London. It is a big city and you can do everything you want with the respect that the English people always have. I am sure I am going to improve my lifestyle as well.

- Unfortunately he is injured at the moment but this move gives you the chance to play again with Yossi Benayoun. At Liverpool you had a good on-pitch understanding with him.

On the pitch and off the pitch as well. He is my friend and on the pitch we have a very good relationship. Hopefully he can play as soon as possible and he will be fully recovered. It is exciting the possibility to play with him again, but as well with my other new team mates.

- How do you feel about working with Carlo Ancelotti?

He has been showing all his career as a player and a coach that he is winner. He has the winning mentality and you see this in how he is coaching Chelsea so it is a wish to meet him and to know what he is expecting from me. I am excited about playing as soon as possible and learning about my coach and all my team-mates.

- It appears your first game will be at Stamford Bridge on Sunday against Liverpool.

It is like the destiny. It is not perfect for me but we will see what happens and I only have good words about Liverpool. They made me a top player and gave me the chance to play at the top level. I will never say anything bad about Liverpool, I have been very happy there, but now the history is different and I am playing for Chelsea. If I have the chance to play I will do my best for Chelsea and hopefully I can score.

- Finally, you are 26 years old now. Do people still call you El Nino?

Yes, many people and hopefully that will happen for many years because it makes me feel younger.

>> Torres First Training Session With Chelsea Video <<

>> Torres Exclusive Interview – Chelsea TV <<

Diana Aguilar, Footballfantalk

New Videos & Pictures: How Torres Got His Mojo Back

After a miserable year for Torres that has been riddled with pesky injuries and a dryless goal count for his national team, Torres finally seems to be getting back into form as he scored two goals for Spain in a game against Liechtenstein. September 3rd, 2010

Watch Torres spectacular goals and pictures below.

• First Half Liechtenstein vs Spain 0-4
• Second Half Liechtenstein vs Spain 0-4

Liechtenstein 0–4 Spain: Fernando Torres Pictures

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New Video: Liverpool 1-0 West Bromwich Albion, Torres Goal

Watch Fernando Torres goal against West Bromwich Albion here. August 29th, 2010

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New Video: Liverpool vs Arsenal Game Highlights (15-8-2010)

Watch Liverpool vs Arsenal game goal’s here. August 15th, 2010

Liverpool 1-1 Arsenal: Ngog Goal

Liverpool 1-1 Arsenal: Reina’s Own Goal

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New Video: Torres Discusses Recent Hair Cut And Much More!

When asked why he cut his hair so short Torres replied, “To be honest, I told my wife ‘I need to look more like a father’…but…everyone tells me now I look like a kid so it was a mistake.”

To see Nando talk more about his recent do, vuvuzela’s, and what he’d be doing if he wasn’t a footballer, check out his Pepsi interview here!


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New Media: Brand New Icons and Videos Uploaded For Torres

Torres icon inventory has been freshly updated for those of you who are into that type of stuff.

And for those of you who aren’t in need of a good Torre icon (shame on you!), than here’s a nice little video of the Spanish team arriving in Durban. Enjoy!

Torres Video

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New Video: Torres On Cristiano Ronaldo

Watch Torres give a video interview on Cristiano Ronaldo here .

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Torres Thanks KOP After Reds Defeat To Chelsea

An imperfect end to an imperfect season, Liverpool’s first team and staff took a lap around Anfield saluting the loyal fans who’s stuck with them through thick and thin after Sunday’s defeat to Chelsea.

Although Liverpool still have one more game to go this season, Sunday’s game against Chelsea was the last game to be played at Anfield for the 2009/2010 season.

Keeping with tradition the footballers strolled around with their children, waving and smiling at the crowd of club faithfuls.

You can watch the walk through here, it’s really a sweet touching moment.

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New Video: Torres Greets Ex Team Members

There is a new video named “Torres Greets Ex Team Members” and it has just been uploaded in the general football video gallery of Footballfantalk.

To view this video and comment on it, just click on the following link:

Torres Greets Ex Team Members

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New Video: Liverpool 1-1 Birmingham

Watch ‘Liverpool 1-1 Birmingham’ – the new video on this Liverpool fan site and Footballfantalk.