Spain striker Fernando Torres is
certain he can fill Didier Drogba's shoes for Chelsea following
the Ivory Coast international's transfer to Shanghai Shenhua.
Drogba joined the Chinese club last month after plundering
157 goals in eight years at Stamford Bridge, including a late
equaliser and the winning penalty in a shootout against Bayern
Munich in the Champions League final on May 19.
Torres, who has had his share of ups and downs since leaving
Liverpool for a British record fee of £50 million 18 months ago, said he was looking forward to taking on
the pressure of leading the line for the European champions.
"I like the responsibility and it's a thing I've been doing
all my life," the 28-year-old told the club's official website on Saturday.
"Didier did everything for this club, scoring the winning
goal in the Champions League was an inspiration for us," added
Torres, who was on target in Spain's 4-0 victory over Italy in
the final of Euro 2012 at the start of this month.
"Our relationship was great and I was talking to him when he
decided to leave. He wished me all the best and hopefully one
day, Chelsea fans will remember me as they are going to remember
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