As quoted by Wales Online, Swansea City manager Bob Bradley has issued a warning to Fernando Llorente that he must improve if he is going to get more minutes for the club in the future.
The comments are certainly echoed by our resident Swans fans here in the Transfer Tavern, who are pretty desperate to see their whole side improve quickly after what’s been a torrid first quarter of the season up until now.
The Welsh club have been through the mill already this year having sacked Francesco Guidolin to replace him with the American, but he has yet to win in charge of the club with their last victory, astonishingly, on the opening day of the season.
The Welsh side are now bottom of the league after seeing Sunderland win back-to-back games over the last two set of fixtures and, amid increasing anxiety over the drop, Bradley has come out to implore his striker Llorente to do more.
Bradley said: “I felt his response to all that [injuries] was playing with a little less mobility, and I think Fernando’s best games in the past have not been about him being a target man.”
“I felt that specifically against Stoke and Man Utd. I felt as a team, we didn’t do a good job of how we used Fernando – and I don’t think Fernando did a good enough job of moving in those games, of challenging defenders with his movement. There’s still a higher level to come from him.”
Swansea face a massive game this weekend against Crystal Palace with the Eagles struggling just as much in the league at the moment.
Alan Pardew’s men have plummeted to 16th in the table and with the game at the Liberty Stadium, the Swans will be looking to drag them further into the mire.
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