Ancelotti on Torres mistake and his future

In the aftermath of Chelsea’s Champions League defeat to Manchester United, Carlo Ancelotti admits he should have started the game with Didier Drogba on the pitch in stead of Fernando Torres.

Torres has still not scored a goal for Chelsea since his £50 million move from Liverpool and was substituted after the first half against the Red Devils. Torres has now played 11 games for the Blues without a scoring.

Drogba scored in the second half to prove his experience at this level, unfortunately for Chelsea the goal was quickly cancelled out when Park scored for United.

The Daily Telegraph reports that when Ancelotti was asked if starting with Torres was a mistake he said: “Maybe. Could be, but I thought a lot of time to take this decision”.

He continued: “I preferred to start with Fernando for this kind of game, with these kind of tactics, but Didier played very well in the second half. He did better than Torres in his 45 minutes”.

Asked whether he would still be at the club next season he replied: “I don’t know. It’s not the kind of question a manager can answer. I’m not concerned. I have to work. I have to try to do my best. It’s not my decision whether I stay or not here”.

Chelsea owner Abramovich has shown his intention to invest in the squad again after signing David Luiz and Fernando Torres. More signings are expected in the summer in order to have another go at winning the Champions League.

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