Mourinho reveals who is responsible for Chelsea striker's new dawn

The Special One even translated a Portuguese expression to reinforce his point.

While Jose Mourinho won punditry acclaim for the manner in which he is alleged to have gotten the best out of an erstwhile misfiring Fernando Torres.

The Chelsea boss is credited with transitioning the Blues striker from expensive £50m flop into a resurgent forward making a nuisance of himself across the attacking zones, however, Mourinho has refused the praise and instead believes it should be shouldered firmly by somebody else.

That somebody is Fernando Torres.

'I repeat I did nothing,' said Mourinho, as reported by the club's official website. 'I did what I always do in trying to get the best out of the players, but in a very normal way. Fernando is responsible for his self-motivation and his commitment and the way he is working every day.

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'I don't want Fernando to be influenced by these wins. I want him to be stable and not worried about proving himself or worried about scoring or not scoring. Against Newcastle [United] he just needs to work for the team.'

Torres was rested for the League Cup trip to Arsenal mid-week but scored in both games last week; a brace against Schalke in the Champions League and a winner against Manchester City.

Regardless of whether he continues his net-busting run at Newcastle United's expense on Saturday, Mourinho is simply hoping that the Spaniard builds on the form that saw him attract the headlines against City, when he worked for the team and when he made the runs.

Translating from a Portuguese football saying, Mourinho concluded: 'A big team is a state of soul, and a collective soul, and at this moment all my players have this. It doesn't matter to the soul if you score or don't score, if you play well or don't play well. It is a good squad and good people, and we try our best every match.'

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