No one will ever believe that Fernando Llorente is Harry Kane, and even Llorente will know that his time at Tottenham could be up at the end of this season. However, in Kane’s absence, Llorente has stood up to be counted and has shone in every game barring the trip to Fulham and yesterday was no different.
— Fernando Llorente (@llorentefer19) 10 February 2019
On the face of things, Llorente’s one goal in four games since Kane’s injury against Manchester United doesn’t look great. However, the Spaniard got an assist yesterday to make it three games in a row where the big man has laid a goal on for a teammate, meaning that he’s had four goal contributions in four games, a very good record for a fringe player.
Tottenham have scored eight times since Kane’s injury, putting two past Watford and Fulham, one past Newcastle and three past Leicester yesterday. That means that the Lilywhites’ favourite target-man has had a hand in a whopping 50% of the club’s goals since they lost their main talisman, and they’ll be delighted with that stat. All they need to do now is go and beat Borussia Dortmund tomorrow with Llorente having a say and everyone will be happy.
You can read the Lilywhites had to say to Llorente after the Leicester win here:
Good on you Fernando, a key squad member and a great contribution in a series of games
— Mr Spurfect II (@MrOKanenas) February 10, 2019
Good job today Fernando. Keep plugging away! #COYS
— Houston Spurs (@HoustonSpurs) February 10, 2019
Lovely lil set up for Christian fella COYS
— Matty Harmer (@mattyboy1984) 10 February 2019
Your passion and determination are admired and appreciated. You've played a huge part in so many matches. Lucky to have you
— Halo Hauso (@HaloHauso) February 10, 2019
Keep your head up mate, do the basics well the rest will come #COYS
— Sean Smith (@smiffy2701) February 10, 2019
Played great today mate. First touch and link up play was
— Rich Maxted (@RichMaxted) 10 February 2019
You were very good today, friend. Keep it up.
— hot5pur (@hot5pur) February 10, 2019
— noname (@yiddooooo) February 11, 2019
The Lilywhites are warming to Llorente more and more with every minute he plays and he’s proving to be more than good enough to star in this Spurs side.