Jose Mourinho indicates Chelsea will play to the strengths of Fernando Torres this season
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hinted the team will adapt their style of play to suit striker Fernando Torres.
Last Updated: 03/08/13 1:06pm
The Spain international has struggled to live up to his £50m price tag since moving to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool in January 2011.
Torres did show signs of improvement at Chelsea in the second part of last season under interim manager Rafael Benitez, and Mourinho is determined to build on that to get the best out of the 29-year-old.
"I don't know if it's confidence," Mourinho said. "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. We are here to support him.
"Usually when he is clear, he scores that goal - but he has missed (recently). We know that this is Torres' game.
"When we see Torres with his back to goal, surrounded by two or three opponents, we know that he is not going to produce a piece of magic.
"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.
"His game is impossible to remodel. But we want to adapt the team and teach the team how to use his best qualities.
"He is not a kid anymore. He is at an age where it is difficult to change his play. He is what he is and he is very good with the qualities he's got. So we need to learn and support his game."