This season has seen Fernando Llorente put down a real marker. In his first season at Tottenham, he failed to really establish himself as the main man when Harry Kane is unavailable, yet his recent run of form in Kane’s absence has been phenomenal and after he scored late against Borussia Dortmund the fans want to see him start at Turf Moor.
“The opportunity was there for me and I had to keep fighting and focus on my work for each and every game.”
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 20 February 2019
The Spaniard may not be the prettiest footballer to watch with his direct style of play and ability to thrive when fed crosses into the box, but he sure is effective. Since Harry Kane was injured against Manchester United Llorente has scored three and assisted three in the seven games that have followed, and that sort of contribution is exactly what the fans have been crying out from their 33-year-old deputy.
Tomorrow will be an interesting day for the Lilywhites. Harry Kane has been back in training this week and will no doubt be chomping at the bit to get back in action for his club, however, Llorente has been in fine form and doesn’t warrant being dropped. The chances are the Spaniard will keep his place and will be replaced by the England captain in the second half, and that’s something the Lilywhites won’t mind.
You can read the Lilywhites’ thoughts on Llorente here:
He needs to be given more opportunities
He's good and one of the most humbled player I've seen
— Davy02 Onchiri (@Davy02O) February 20, 2019
He deserves to start against Burnley
— Muscatello (@T_Rouland_) February 20, 2019
Stepped up big time when we needed you @llorentefer19 massive respect
— Musa (@Musathfc) February 20, 2019
He has really stepped up when we’ve needed him to
— . (@Alderweireldx) February 20, 2019
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— mmee3087 (@marcusmee) February 20, 2019
His heading ability is legendary. Just put it up for him to get to.
— Andrew (@HaiLHaiLHaiLo) February 20, 2019
You’ve done brilliant and have been so professional with your approach and are a valued squad player, well done and continue to be
— Anthony Cummings (@antonspurs) 20 February 2019
Tottenham fans everywhere cannot get enough of Llorente and will be desperate for him to continue his superb form and play his part even with Kane back in the fold.