According to the London Evening Standard Mauricio Pochettino has backed struggling summer signing Fernando Llorente after a slow start to his Spurs career.

The article describes how the veteran Spaniard, who snubbed Premier League champions Chelsea to join Pochettino on deadline day in August, has made 16 appearances for us, however he is yet to register a goal or assist.

The article adds how the World Cup winner broke his arm ahead of pre-season earlier this year, which severely disrupted his preparations for the campaign in Wales or London.

It also says that he may get a chance to impress with only his fourth start at the club on Wednesday, and the article adds that Pochettino plans to rotate against Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League, and argentine tactician is backing him to turn his form around.

“Of course the striker always needs to score,” Pochettino said.”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.

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

So what do we think about Fernando? He’s had a very stop start beginning to his Spurs career but he proved his premier league ability last season at Swansea. The fact that he’s had no pre season has clearly been a problem. Do you think he’ll find his touch or is it third time unlucky in Spurs’ quest to have quality back up for Harry Kane

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