Torres' delight at return to form
Fernando Torres insists he never stopped believing during his year from hell after scoring his first hat-trick for Chelsea.
Torres produced his best performance since his record-breaking £50million move to Stamford Bridge in the Blues' 6-1 Barclays Premier League thrashing of QPR.
The 27-year-old, who had been in danger of being branded the most expensive flop in football history, claimed he never lost faith his hard work would pay off.
Sunday's treble came less than five days after Torres scored in Chelsea's sensational Champions League fightback at Barcelona and the former Liverpool striker told BBC Sport: "From my first day in English football, everything was really good and looking easy.
"I was scoring almost every day and things were very good.
"I have had one very difficult year here, going through a very a very difficult period of time, where things were not right.
"When you work hard - it's the only thing you can do - the rewards have to come, and it's time to enjoy now."