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“Absolute lamp post” Tottenham Fans Rip Into Attacker After Shocking Display Against West Ham

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There have been a number of fans questioning just why we signed Fernando Llorente. For every supporter suggesting that the former Swansea man provides us with a different dimension upfront, we will find another who would claim that the Spaniard is too old for us and affects our fluid playing style under Mauricio Pochettino.

That was in evidence during our Carabao Cup loss at the hands of West Ham at Wembley. What was even more shocking was the fact that we had raced to a 2-0 lead before three unanswered goals from Slaven Bilic’s men saw us get dumped out of the competition.

Llorente, truth be told, was not given a lot of quality service and didn’t really have a lot going for him in the game. The 32-year-old was taken off with just 20 minutes left in the game and his rather average showing got a lot of Spurs fans out in full force.

In defence of Llorente, it never is easy to pick up from Harry Kane, and while people might have expected a brilliant performance from a rested striker, the Spaniard does need a bit more time to show his ability.

It would be a surprise if Llorente started our next game against Manchester United alongside Kane and here are some of the reactions from the fans, for his performance.

https://twitter.com/PrimeAurier/status/923309178260729857?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/paulyboym1/status/923301473693216769?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/1882George/status/923300748468690945?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Nila Griva

    October 27, 2017 at 2:19 am

    My gosh. I would suggest that these stupid donkeys who think they know anything about football, and think they are doing Spurs any favours with these utterly idiotic comments: please dig a hole in the ground, jump in and STAY there please. You are a complete disgrace to the club.

  2. Chris Boyd-Waters

    October 27, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Llorente was indeed poor, but even more worrying, he looked knackered. To be fair he was in a pretty misshapen and non-fluid Spurs side. Against Real Madrid, alongside Kane and Eriksen, he did well. The jury is still out, but right now I don’t see him as an upgrade on Janssen. If he was 3 or 4 years younger, yes, but we have still to break that old habit of bringing in players past their best (although even Ade scored vital goals for us). .In the 2nd half I thought Son was our worst player ..headless chicken springs to mind. What was Poch thinking in allowing him to operate centrally inside when we needed to really up our ‘pass and move’ game? Two of their goals started from mistakes Son made in their half, and he should have come off after the hour with Llorente staying on, in front of Alli and Eriksen. But as we did the damage early, our defense and holding midfielders have to take a lot of the blame for not tightening up in the 2nd half when seeing our players up front struggle to get out of 3rd gear!

  3. ultrapunch

    October 27, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Llorente had a very good goalscoring record at Swansea last year and Conte was very keen to get him. Unfortunately whereas he fitted into Swansea’s game plan last year as a target man who got plenty of crosses to attack with his head, he never got any crosses to attack yesterday. He’s not that mobile (he wasn’t at Swansea), unlike Kane. Swansea played to Llorente’s strengths; Spurs didn’t.

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