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Chelsea striker Torres confesses to developing 'mental block' last season

May 25, 2012 - London

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has admitted he had developed a mental block, which prevented him from scoring, during last season.

The 50 million pound striker revealed there were times as he went through a run of 24 games without a goal that he became scared of being even in a position to miss the target.

After clear the air talks with Chelsea following his post Champions League Final moans about his treatment under Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Di Matteo, the Spaniard insists he will come back after the break revitalized

"It was a mental block last season and I had it very bad. When I wasn't scoring I still felt very good on the pitch because I feel I became a more complete player," The Daily Mirror quotes Torres, as saying.

"But the ball did not fall for me and at times I felt that I was never in the correct position. I went away and watched many videos to study the movements of other strikers, including ones of me when I was at Atletico Madrid and Liverpool," he added.

"It helped me a lot be cause I lost the fear of being in the area that I had been playing with," he said.


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