Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech was always confident the Blues would see off Steaua Bucharest in the last 16 of the Europa League but getting the job done still came as a relief.
Cech told ITV: "It's a big win because we wanted to qualify for the next round and I don't think this was the stage we wanted to go out of the competition. We made it hard for ourselves losing in Bucharest.
"When they made it 1-1 we knew we'd have to score twice but at the weekend we made up a two-goal deficit (against Manchester United in the FA Cup) at Old Trafford, so at half-time we knew we could score the goals.''
Cech offered praise for Torres.
"He was working hard and took his chance great,'' Cech said. "It was a pity the penalty didn't go in for him but the important thing is we scored three goals so we are happy.
"We are in a stage where every game is like a final for us because we are chasing third spot in the Premier League and we are in the FA Cup and Europa League. It's not easy at times but we'll keep fighting.''