Jose Mourinho: 'Chelsea will adapt for Fernando Torres'

Mourinho: 'Chelsea will adapt for Torres'
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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho vows to stick with striker Fernando Torres, insisting that he will adapt his side to bring out the Spanish forward's best qualities.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has praised the work rate of Fernando Torres in pre-season, while declaring that he will keep faith in the Spanish striker.

Torres has struggled for consistency in two-and-a-half seasons at Stamford Bridge, but Mourinho remains confident of building a side that can play to the forward's strengths.

After watching Torres spurn a late chance in Thursday's 2-0 win over Inter Milan, the Blues boss told reporters: "I don't know if it's confidence. I feel the guy is highly motivated, he works very hard.

"I think some of the work we do with the team in terms of attack suits his qualities. So let's see what happens. we are here to support him. Usually when he is clear, he scores that goal, but he has missed. We know that this is Torres's game. We want the team not to learn how to play with him, but to improve how to play with him. He is working very hard in training, we are happy with him.

"Will I try to re-model his game? Not his game, his game is impossible to remodel. But we want to adapt the team and teach the team how to use his best qualities because his game is his game. He is what he is and he is very good with the qualities that he's got. So we need to learn and support his game."

The 29-year-old has scored 15 goals in 82 Premier League games for Chelsea, but his starting spot is under threat this season from Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku.

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