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Fernando Torres insists scoring is not a problem for him

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AC Milan striker Fernando Torres has admitted that unlike most strikers, he isn't obsessed with scoring goals, according to the Daily Express.

The Spaniard spent a torrid four years at Chelsea  before finally seeking a two-year loan move away from the club over the summer, which saw him join the Serie A side he's currently at.

Chelsea Struggles

Torres moved to Chelsea from Liverpool in a record breaking British transfer fee, but he failed to live up to the hype and also the price-tag, scoring just 20 goals in four years.

The Blues spent £50 million on the striker after he netted 65 goals for the Reds during his stay at Anfield, but due to injuries and also the pressure of the price-tag, Torres was considered a serious flop at Stamford Bridge.

Despite numerous chances in the first-team and despite Roman Abramovich refusing to sell him, Torres could never re-build his form or confidence and eventually, the Russian owner allowed the striker to leave.

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Loan-Deal

AC Milan agreed a two-year loan deal with the Blues, which will see him stay at the San Siro until his contract expires at Stamford Bridge, and it's believed he will join Milan permanently on a free transfer after the loan deal ends.

The 30-year-old has played 11 games for his new club in Italy, and has only netted once, but despite the poor strike record, Torres insists that his game isn't just about scoring goals.

Goal Obsessed

“My goal is still to be top scorer. Milan brought me here to score and take advantage of chances, it’s my job," he said.

“If I don’t do that I belong somewhere else.

“Having said that, scoring a goal isn’t an obsession. If I see a teammate in a better position I will pass it to them.

"Having said that, scoring a goal isn’t an obsession. If I see a teammate in a better position I will pass it to them"

“Here at Milan we have to restart, but I know from experience you can’t rush these things.

“Getting back into Europe is the main goal of course, but we mustn’t become to anxious about it.”

Upon arrival at AC Milan, Torres admitted that he felt he could re-light his career due to being managed by a natural goalscorer, Filippo Inzaghi, but so far he hasn't shown the form of his Liverpool days.

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