Rafa reckons goals have lifted the gloom from Torres

08:30 11 December 2012

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Chelsea's Fernando Torres. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA

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Rafael Benitez has revealed scoring goals has put the smile back on Fernando Torres’ face ahead of Chelsea’s Club World Cup campaign.

Torres finally emerged from his latest wretched run of form last week when he netted four times in Benitez’s first two wins in charge of the Blues against Nordsjaelland and Sunderland.

The £50million man is hitting his stride at just the right time for Chelsea’s bid to make amends for their failed defence of the Champions League by being crowned champions of the world.

“I have to speak to him in Spanish so he can tell me any jokes he has,” interim manager Benitez said.

“When a striker is scoring, he is happy, happy.

“I’ve noticed the difference in him too.

“To be fair, the team is doing really well. I’m not surprised because they are all training very well. You don’t have anyone who is lazy. Everyone is trying to do the right things.”

Aside from a fluke goal against Shakhtar Donetsk, Torres went two months without finding the net before last week.

Benitez added: “Everybody has been talking for months about, ‘Fernando has to score more goals’ so to score four in a week, he must be pleased. That’s everyone, but especially the striker.”

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