By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Torres finally ended his month-long goal drought with a brace in Chelsea's 6-1 demolition of Danish outfit Nordsjaelland on Wednesday night, but despite the result, doubts still persist over whether the 28-year-old can make the grade at the club.
The Spanish striker's profligacy in front of goal has cost Chelsea dearly this season; the Blues, clearly still struggling with the departure of former striker Didier Drogba, now have an unwanted part in the history books after they became the first Champions League holders to crash out of the competition before Christmas, and are 10 points of the pace at the top of the Premier League table.
Chelsea's recent dismal run of results cost former manager Roberto Di Matteo to be sacked and replaced by interim manager Rafael Benitez, a move that Blues owner Roman Abramovich undoubtedly made in the hopes of getting the £50 million signing from Liverpool to fire on all cylinders.
However, Hasselbaink, whose 88 goals in his four seasons at the Blues have made him a firm fan favourite at the club, claims that Torres should not be the only player to be relied on for goals and called on the rest of the attacking players to share the goalscoring burden as well.
"I think Benitez needs goals from everywhere - not only from Fernando," Hasselbaink told BBC Radio 5.
"A lot of people are looking to Fernando for goals and yes, he needs to bring his share.
"But when you are in a successful team you have goals coming from everywhere - not just your striker."
However, the 40-year-old also warned that patience with Torres was running thin and urged the former Atletico Madrid player to make a stand for himself.
"I think you have to look at yourself first," Hasselbaink responded when asked if there was too much pressure on Torres.
"Ask 'am I doing everything possible to score goals?' and then go from there.
"There comes a stage when you have to take responsibility for your own future."
All eyes will be on Torres once again when the Blues take on struggling Sunderland in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday.