Torres: I had to leave Chelsea, then Milan called

Fernando Torres has explained his decision to leave Chelsea on loan for AC Milan as he prepares for a crucial weekend in his Rossoneri career.

Life in Serie A hasn't exactly gone according to plan so far for Fernando Torres and the pressure is growing, but the Spanish striker doesn't regret leaving Chelsea.

Torres signed for Milan on a two-year loan deal in the hope of getting some regular first-team football and relaunching his career.

However, the former Liverpool marksman has struggled to adapt to Italian football and only managed to find the net once, against Empoli, so far.

The Italian press are suggesting that time is already running out for Torres to prove he can be Pippo Inzaghi's go-to striker with Stephan El Shaarawy back from injury and raring to go, so this weekend's encounter with Verona could be vital.

"I had decided to leave Chelsea. I needed a new stimulus for my career," Torres told the Corriere della Sera.

"And that day a call came from Milan and they made the offer that I had been waiting for.

"I needed to make a change and find a team where I could guarantee a starting spot. I had other options but I chose Milan because they showed that they really wanted me.

"I'm here to win and I want to stay for years. I'm aiming to score goals and win titles."

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