Over the past few weeks, we have seen Chelsea striker Fernando Torres wearing the Adidas Predator LZ. There was a time when a change-up by Torres would be front-center news with everyone talking about it. But because of his sporadic form since moving to the Blues, his decision to switch out of the Nike T90 Laser IV has only been mentioned in small corners.
But has it benefited his game since making the switch? So far, he has worn them vs Man City, Sparta Prague (x2) and Wigan without scoring, so the initial reaction would be to say that it hasn’t made a difference.
We all know that it is a players ability and technique that define your level of play, but having the right footwear can make a huge difference. In Torres case, I think the move comes at an extremely important time in his career and it can only play a role in improving his performances – even if just psychologically. Plus the transition from a Power specific boot to a more all-rounded Control hybrid might allow him to concentrate more on his entire performance rather than just scoring goals. So, I say lets wait a few more games before we make a final assessment on the situation. On a side note, it seems like Juan Mata has also made the switch to wearing the same Predator LZ colorway.
What do you guys think of Torres decision to switch from the T90’s to the Predator range?