Jose Mourinho: Torres is back to his best

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Jose Mourinho insists Fernando Torres is close to finding his very best form - but refused to take any credit for the Spaniard's re-emergence.

The 'Special One' also added that Torres represents the "collective soul" that embodies Chelsea.

Torres has shown flickers of his former self in recent games; the Spaniard scored twice against Schalke in the Champions League and hit the winner against Manchester City last weekend.

Having struggled for much of his Chelsea career since heading to Stamford Bridge in 2011, Mourinho is happy that the striker looks more confident.

I feel he's just giving his best every game," he said in his pre-match press conference.

"When he's the man of the match against Manchester City or when he's not the man of the match, or when he's on the bench and he comes, I just feel he gives his best, always, and that's the most important thing.

"I do what I always do, trying to get the best out of my players but in a very normal way, the man responsible for his self-motivation, self-commitment, for the ways he's working every day."

While happy with Torres, Mourinho insisted he didn't buy into the idea that Torres is all of a sudden firing on all cylinders.

"I don't like this history of one day the player is a disaster, the next day the player is phenomenal," he said.

"I don't think Fernando is a kid to be influenced by these wins, so I want him to be stable, I want him not to be too much worried about proving himself, or not to prove, or scoring or not scoring.

"He's scoring against Newcastle again, just work for the team, work for the team.

"I think a big thing is, I don't know if it's the correct word in English, if I translate from my Portuguese, it's 'state of soul' and collective 'state of soul' and at the moment my players of them they have this "collective soul". Good squad, good people, and we try our best every match."

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