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Torres key to Mourinho plans

first_imgFernando Torres remains central to returning manager Jose Mourinho’s plans for Chelsea this season. Mourinho plans to keep faith with the Euro 2012 and Confederations Cup golden boot winner, though, and insists the team must learn to provide him with the best service. “I don’t know if it’s confidence,” the Portuguese told several national newspapers. “I feel the guy is highly motivated, he works very hard. “I think some of the work we do with the team in terms of attack suits his qualities. We are here to support him. “Usually when he is clear, he scores that goal – but he has missed (recently). We know that this is Torres’ game. When we see Torres with his back to goal, surrounded by two or three opponents, we know that he is not going to produce a piece of magic. “We want the team not to learn how to play with him, but to improve how to play with him. He is working very hard in training, we are happy with him. “His game is impossible to remodel. But we want to adapt the team and teach the team how to use his best qualities. “He is not a kid any more, he is at an age where it is difficult to change his play. He is what he is and he is very good with the qualities he’s got. So we need to learn and support his game.” Press Associationcenter_img Torres has never justified his £50million price tag since moving to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool in January 2011, though he showed some improvement once reunited with interim boss Rafael Benitez last season. The Spain striker finished the campaign with 23 goals, though they were spread over 75 appearances in all competitions and surrounded by a remarkable number of missed chances, particularly in the one-on-one situations in which he was previously so deadly. last_img read more

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Curry Sets New Record as Warriors Beat Cavs

first_imgStephen Curry set a new NBA finals record, scoring nine three-pointers in the Golden State Warriors’ 122-103 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers as they took a 2-0 lead in the series.Curry, 30, surpassed the previous record of eight three-pointers, as he top-scored with 33 points in Oakland.The Warriors, the defending champions, are two games away from their third title in four years. Game three in the best-of-seven series is in Cleveland on Wednesday.The Cavaliers’ LeBron James, who scored 51 points in their overtime defeat in game one, was restricted to 29 points on Sunday night.Kevin Durant added 26 points for the Warriors, who were also boosted by the return of Klay Thompson from injury.Speaking about the record after the game, Curry said: “That’s a pretty cool deal to accomplish.“But at the end of the day, it’s all about trying to get a win and doing whatever you can to make that happen.”Ray Allen had set the previous record with the Boston Celtics in 2010.“Pretty special night, and hopefully some more special things happen and we get two more wins,” said Curry.Warriors coach Steve Kerr added: “He was tremendous. You know, nine threes and seemed to hit the big shot every time we needed one.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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