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Cech faith in Torres

SoccerNews in English Premier League 5 Apr 2011

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Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has thrown his support behind beleaguered striker Fernando Torres.

Torres, a Spain international, moved to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool in the January transfer window but is yet to score for his newfound employer and the weight of expectation is growing by the game.

But Cech said he has seen enough from his spot in between the posts to believe that Torres will score sooner rather than later.

“You can see the quality he has, he knows this league, he knows English football and that’s his huge advantage,” Cech told The Sun.

“When you bring in a player with a big reputation for a big fee and he’s coming from a different championship and it starts badly, then you can be worried – we had an example of that with Andriy Shevchenko.”

“He was one of best players in the world but you never know how they will adapt to different leagues because football is very different in different countries.”

“This is why I’m not worried about Fernando, you can see in his movement and in his communication with the other players that it’s getting much better.”

The Czech Republic international has predicted Torres’ first goal for the Blues will spark a goal-scoring spree for the 27-year-old striker.

“He’s helped create lots of good chances for others with his intelligent movement and runs behind the defence,” Cech said.

“He’s been unlucky because he creates chances for himself that he’s not taken but it’s a question of time because he’s doing the right things.”

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