Fernando Torres has declared he is a "better player and better person" for his turbulent first 18 months at Chelsea but admitted he would not want to go through it again.

Torres insisted he would "change nothing that happened" to him last season because it made him "stronger than ever" and categorically denied threatening to walk away from Stamford Bridge if he was not guaranteed first-team football.

That was certainly the impression the Spain striker gave after May's Champions League final, when he revealed the depth of his despair since his record-shattering £50million move from Liverpool a year and a half ago.

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