• Premier League

Torres thanks Mourinho for revival

ESPN staff
October 24, 2013
Fernando Torres is the top-scoring striker at Chelsea this season © PA Photos

Fernando Torres has revealed Jose Mourinho's style of management has been one of the main factors in his recent revival at Chelsea.

The Spaniard scored twice for Chelsea in a 3-0 win in Schalke on Tuesday night in the Champions League, and with four goals to his name this season Torres has established himself as the main striker over the past few weeks.

With the summer arrival of Samuel Eto'o, it appeared that Torres was set to fall in the pecking order up front along with Demba Ba, but Torres insists he has built a strong relationship with Mourinho since the manager returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

"He talks with me like he talks with everyone else. I know he likes people who work and it's all about work. With him, work hard and you will have the reward," Torres, a £50 million signing from Liverpool, said.

"We all know him, every team he's managed gets success and goes on to the last round in the competitions they play. It's going to be great to have his experience. He knows how to motivate the group.

"I'm feeling well. I think working hard helps everything come. It sometimes takes lots of time, but at the end it will come."

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