https://twitter.com/mrmiyagispurs/status/1074044721071316993Fernando Llorente is often overlooked at Tottenham Hotspur. The big Spaniard is a great impact substitute for his tall stature and abilities as a target man, but as you can imagine, he’s struggled to usurp Harry Kane. However, he came off the bench yesterday and played his part in the winning goal with a superb flick-on before Christian Eriksen’s strike.
— Fernando Llorente (@llorentefer19) 15 December 2018
Credit where credit is due, Sean Dyche’s Burnley side made themselves a really frustrating side to play against and Mauricio Pochettino’s side tried and tried and tired to break them down without any success. However, it was the Lilywhites’ last throw of the dice that paid off as Llorente’s flick from a Kieran Trippier long ball led to Harry Kane laying off for Eriksen to smash home.
This isn’t the first time that Llorente has come into a game late and made an impact for Tottenham. The big Spaniard may not always be used by Poch, and sometimes he eve fails to make the substitutes bench, but whenever he’s called upon he’s a top professional and does the job asked of him, usually to great effect too, given the nature of the 33-year-old’s game.
You can see exactly what the Lilywhites made of Llorente’s cameo here:
Well played Fernando, you more than played your part in that game and you don’t get anywhere the credit you rightly deserve for the impact you have had on games this season.
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) 15 December 2018
And you played your part! Thank You.
— Jill Lewis (@jilllewis33) December 15, 2018
And you played a massive part…….on another day you would have had 2 assists
— Barry (@Mozyiddo) December 15, 2018
All fans appreciate your attitude this season and the effort you put in when you get a chance. You have had a real impact off the bench this season and have played a huge part in us getting soem vital points #COYS
— Chris Matthews (@chris_maffy1) December 15, 2018
Another crucial impact
— mmee3087 (@marcusmee) December 15, 2018
Always a big threat when you play, brilliant in the air, great at holding the ball and a perfect tactical option. Very underrated player. Hope you get more game time
— Tommy (@thfc1357) December 15, 2018
Such a pro
— RosenthalsLeftBoot (@kajahdgdgdgava) December 15, 2018
Made an impact occupying that defence! Well done!
— MR MiYaGi (@mrmiyagispurs) December 15, 2018
The Lilywhites loved seeing Llorente come on and have such an impact, and will hope he can do similar in the coming weeks as the fixtures come thick and fast.