The last time we heard from Fernando Torres was after the Champions League final when he spoke about how difficult last season.
While Torres is on vacation, probably still celebrating his European Championship win this summer, Roberto Di Matteo cannot wait until Torres returns for preseason as he has high expectations for his Spanish striker,
‘I did speak to Torres after the final, I had a chat with him the morning after and we have been in touch since as well.’ Di Matteo said.
‘It was a feeling he had at the time. There are no concerns about Fernando at all and I am expecting him here in a good mood, buzzing and to be very good next season.
‘I was very happy with Fernando [last season]. I said this many times and winning the Euro 2012 Golden Boot, being European champion and the trophies he won with us should give him a lot of confidence – but I was always very happy with him and I expect him next season to be a fantastic player for us.’
Torres has a three-week break from the end of his involvement with Spain before he joins Chelsea‘s pre-season preparations. Naturally Di Matteo is not promising an automatic place as the spearhead of the attack, despite the departure of Didier Drogba.
‘We have three strikers at the moment in the squad and they will all have to fight and there is competition which is very healthy. They will have to fight for their position and whoever is in the best form and is best for the team will play.’