What's wrong in what he's said there?
He is doing himself a disservice by constantly repeating that he went to Chelsea to win things, because if they end up winning nothing this year he will look like a total fool and be totally derided both here and in Spain. He better stop talking fast. Just hush. It's like the more he talks, the more the little respect I have left for him dwindles into nothingness.
On the one hand he says patronisingly to Atlético: "It's expensive to win titles." But still he wants us to believe that it was not greed (and very likely the worst kind of envy) that made him leave us.
I ask you all: Is greed for money any worse a crime than greed for glory/fame/recognition?
I believe our dear Fernando got addicted to the adulation and sense of achievement of being on the Ballon d’Or list 2 years in a row after he joined us. He then made the critical error of starting to believe his own hype, associating his success ONLY with his own talent rather than the efforts of the people around him (who at Chelsea is gonna work hard to set up his goals like Stevie, Dirk and even Voronin did during his first season). Perhaps in his “blackest hour” he should have reminded himself that in winning Euro 2008 and the World Cup he was already in possession of medals of which 99.9% of footballers can only dream.
Another thing I want to say is that I love Rafa like any pro-Rafa Red; but he wasn’t the only one who knew how to use Fernando effectively.
Luis Aragonès, who substituted him constantly during Euro 2008, was THE authority on how to cope with Fernando Torres in a team situation. We didn’t see it then (or perhaps we did but we were only too willing to forgive his petulance ... forgive him anything, really). But Rafa perhaps catered to Fernando too much. Remember the Euros when we all wailed and moaned and complained about how Luis was treating him because we wanted to see our star striker tearing up the field and shining in that tournament. But Luis knew that
1.It was best to keep Fernando’s ego in check and put the team first.
2. How to protect him from injury.
Fernando’s ego is probably part of the reason Robbie Keane never worked out. That was the year we came second.
Fernando’s ego is probably why despite signing Luis Suarez he still HAD to escape: he doesn’t know how to share the glory. Or perhaps he couldn’t cope with not being the idea of being our ONE & ONLY striker anymore, even though he knew how damaging that was to the TEAM.
And don’t forget Luis practically raised him from when he was a boy at Atlético. Had Luis remained in charge of the NT Fernando would not have been injured so much for us. And perhaps his ego and greed for silverware would not have exploded out of control.
In short, he needs to stop talking now ... Or perhaps we need to stop talking about him. Either way something's gotta give, as the saying goes. If being constantly associated with the best and those who “are winning/have won everything” is all that matters to him, then I don’t see what the great difference is between leaving for more money and jumping ship at the last minute as an act of desperation to “win more medals.”
I wonder if Fernando realizes just how much he needs to be admired and loved? I wonder if he realizes that it wasn’t JUST his talent but also our love and admiration that gave him wings and put him on that Ballon d’Or list? If he did, he would never have gone to Chelsea.