AC Milan coach Stefano Eranio has told the Italian press that his club will not mistreat new signing Fernando Torres in the same way that Chelsea did.
Speaking to Milan News, Eranio, who played for Milan and Derby County, claimed that the London club didn’t use the Spanish striker correctly and stated that he plans to treat him like a quality car.
Torres joined Milan on a two-year loan deal from Chelsea last month and is unlikely to ever return to Stamford Bridge after struggling to earn a place in Jose Mourinho’s first-choice team.
“Torres is a very humble player, he has great technical and human qualities. In recent years he has not been in contention much and has spent a long time on the Chelsea bench.
But he is like a car, he needs to play to find his form. He needs the confidence of the coach and to make the most of his surroundings.
As a coach, I say that I would always want someone like Torres in the team. He arrives in Italy with great enthusiasm, and has specific characteristics that would suit Milan perfectly.”
Torres, 30, played 110 times for Chelsea but only scored 20 goals after joining from Liverpool in a £50million deal in 2011. Torres had previously struck 65 times in 102 games for the Reds but was unable to capture that scintillating form for the West London side.