The thing that strikes me about his latest comments is that he cites that "romance is dead" in football, and that we are all naive to think he was ever one of us. So, he's basically just admited that he was a liar without really saying so. He's basically admited that he has no real loyalty to any of the clubs he plays for. God help Chelsea, then. Another thing, Fernando: if romance is dead, and you play purely to just try and fill your pockets and your trophy cabinate, then why do you even bother kicking a ball in the first place? What is the point? Once upon a time, you were a child that dreamed of playing for a big football club; you had your idols that you mimmicked; you wore their shirt on your back. If romance is dead in football, perhaps you could kindly tell that to every child you meet from now on who wears your shirt that you aren't playing for them, or the club they adore and dream to play for, and that you are just there for the money and a few meaningless medals.
To understand the situation you really need to leave your personally feelings at the door.
For Torres romance probably died when he left Atletico, if not it was certainly on the wane - there at the club he supported he had the love the fans. But he was desperate to win something so he left.
He came to a club where amongst other things he was promised we'd compete for honors, would win things. Hell he even took a pay cut to come here - Lest you forget A PAYCUT, that's faith!
and thanks to G &H, Hodgson we lost lots of top players and were back in transition oh and just to remind you he won nowt when he was here, nothing, zip, nada, zero, zilch.
Left his club to win things and all it got was a new set of fans, well he had that at Atletico - The romance was to have been winning things here, being hailed a hero here and eventually 'retiring' back to Atletico in the twilight of his years.Torres plays football to score goals and win things - that's his motivation. That was clear when he came here, that's clear now. Nothing has changed. The romance was to have been winning things with a team he loved.
That was denied him. I'd interpret his words as meaning - Chelsea have given me the chance to win things, but their not Atletico or Liverpool.
Finally, while every player wants to be loved, they play football either as work or for the love of achieving things. Few play football for the pure love of kicking a ball. As far as motivators go, wanting to win things is a pure as it gets.
Leaving us was always going to be messy no matter what he did, because we loved him so. For his part its clear he bought into the club as a home from home and would have stayed had G & H not messed things up. They did, and Hodgson/Purslow compounded things. Now history was repeating itself, just like at Atletico. we were/are a team in transition with no guarantee we'll compete for things while he's in his prime. So he's gone to the only club that would pay anything near what he's worth.
Being annoyed with Torres is one thing (Kubler Ross got it spot on) but let's not forget this is possible the concluding Clusterfuck of the mess G & H left coming to a close