Mata: Torres will come good

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It won't be long before Fernando Torres is firing on all cylinders for club and for country - that is the opinion of the £50million striker's Spain and Chelsea teammate Juan Mata.

The talented playmaker has himself made a seamless transition to life in the Barclays Premier League since moving to west London in the summer, and his form has been rewarded at international level.

Mata's performances have further emphasised the difficult start his compatriot has had since joining the Blues from Liverpool in January, but the 23-year-old is confident Torres will be operating at optimum level in the not too distant future.

"Fernando Torres has played very well, he has tried but not been rewarded," he said. "We are all very happy with him and sure he will soon be back at his best."


Speaking after Spain's 2-0 victory over Czech Republic to maintain their 100 per cent record in Euro 2012 qualifying Group I, the former Valencia midfielder, who opened the scoring in Prague, revealed he has been pleased with his first few weeks at Stamford Bridge.

"We are pleased with how we played, how we approached the game," he continued. "We were very competitive from the start and that helped us win

"I am very happy to have played and to have scored. Playing in this team is a pleasure. This team has a lot of quality.

"I am in a good spell. My first few weeks in London have gone very well, and also for the national team. I am very happy and I just hope this moment lasts."

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