Chelsea’s under-fire hitman Fernando Torres has been warned not to speak out against his Blues team-mates again, or risk facing the wrath of manager Andre Villas-Boas.
The Portuguese boss declared he’s prepared to quash the matter of Torres’ controversial Spanish interview, during which he allegedly dubbed Stamford Bridge stars ‘slow’ and ‘old’.
But Villas-Boas, who ordered an investigation into the contentious quotes after the striker claimed a mistranslation, insists he won’t be so forgiving if anyone falls foul of club order a second time around.
‘We had a chat and the situation is solved. The investigation is over,’ said Villas-Boas.
‘You saw the player involved and he put in a good collective performance, like the team did.
‘Hopefully these things won’t arise in the group again. If they do, it will be the manager who has to resolve it.’
Torres was recalled to the starting line-up for last night’s 2-0 win over Bayern Leverkusen, and although he had a hand in both goals, Villas-Boas refused to be drawn on whether he would start against Manchester United at the weekend.
‘I have to make a decision. We have another couple of days to train, and he will compete with the other four for that position. We have to take the best decision possible,’ added the Chelsea boss.