‘Triple medallist’ Torres keen to put convoluted season behind him

Updated: Jul 03, 2012, 13:58 PM IST

London: Spanish forward Fernando Torres has expressed keenness to put the memories of a complicated season with his club Chelsea and national team behind him despite winning three medals.

The forward was reduced to cameo roles as the Blues recovered their composure from a low point to win the FA Cup and, most impressively, the Champions League in May, with Torres``s impact being felt mainly from the bench.

The same trend continued at Euro 2012 where he started only three of six games and yet still ended the tournament with three goals, including his side``s third in Sunday``s final, which was enough to win the Euro 2012 golden boot award.

The golden boot award helped rub out some of the memories of his initial slogging at Chelsea and life on the fringes at the finals themselves.

“It was a complicated season for me. It doesn``t mean it was bad, far from it, but it was complicated with very difficult moments for me. But to see my family happy after the final, you see whatever happened during the season was worth it,” a newspaper quoted Torres, as saying.

“I will leave the poor memories behind and just remember the three titles, with this final against Italy so beautiful for the team, the whole country and everyone who follows Spain,” he added.

“To see my children enjoying it all and so happy was the most beautiful moment for me. After a year that was so tough, and during which we suffered so much, it made it all worth it. I``m sure the Chelsea fans will also be happy. Now I have to rest and make sure I am ready for next season, which I``m sure will be full of great moments. At least, I have to think like that,” he said.