ROBERTO Di Matteo says Fernando Torres' goals were just reward for his selfless team play – and insists he wasn't worried about the striker's five month goal drought.
The Spaniard went more than 25 hours of playing time without scoring until his brace in the 5-2 FA Cup win over Leicester City on Sunday.
He also set up two of the other goals in a thrilling man-of-the-match performance, which has set up a semi-final date at Wembley against Tottenham or Bolton.
“Hopefully his confidence is very very high now, but I didn't mind when he wasn't scoring, because as long as we win as a team, that's what matters to me,” said Chelsea's interim head coach, much as predecessor Andre Villas-Boas used to.
“I think the whole team, the club and all our supporters, we're all happy for him.
“He works so hard for the team. He's a great team player and you get rewards when you work hard in life. We're all happy he helped us win this game.”
Reflecting on his fourth win in four games in charge, Di Matteo said: “I think every game that we have won so far, individually and for the team as a whole, you see a little bit more confidence – every win just cements that.
“We're scoring goals and we seem more solid as a team and as long as we keep it tight and solid, we'll always have a good chance.
“You don't have time to enjoy the wins because the next game soon comes, but today we are happy to be in the semi-final.”