Fernando Torres has admitted he dreamed of becoming a goalkeeper as a youngster but was forced to quit by his mum - after knocking out his teeth making a save.

The Spanish striker played in goal until he was 'seven or eight' as he followed in his older brother Ismy's footsteps.

But after injuring himself during a game of five-a-side, Torres was given an ultimatum by his concerned mum.

When questioned about his lack of goals since swapping Anfield for Stamford Bridge, Torres admits he is disappointed at not hitting the back of the net more regularly.

He said: 'I am happy with the team and my contribution around work. But not a lot of goals, can be better.

'I should have scored more goals and I have to look at myself. Everyone has to look at themselves.'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has criticised Torres and his fellow forwards Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba this season, but the former Atletico man does not believe his British record transfer fee has affected his form in west London.