Champions League

Pochettino: I have faith in Llorente

2017-12-06 11:02
Fernando Llorente.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino insists he still believes in striker Fernando Llorente's abilities despite the underwhelming start to his Lilywhites career.

The 32-year-old joined the north London outfit on transfer deadline day in August, after snubbing Chelsea, and has since made 16 appearances for Pochettino's side.

The Spaniard is yet to score a goal or provide an assist in a Spurs shirt, but Pochettino has backed him to get back to his best form and could give him another chance against APOEL in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

"Of course the striker always needs to score," said Pochettino, according to the Evening Standard.

"He has some possibility to score in the last few games but he didn’t.

"We trust in him. It’s so difficult to arrive in a club without pre-season and perform the way that you want.

"But I am happy with his contribution.

"Of course, he is disappointed because when he plays he didn’t score but I am sure he is going to help the team."

Kick off is at 21:45.

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