Pochettino hopes hat trick will “free” Llorente

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Dom Le Roy

According to the London Evening Standard Mauricio Pochettino hopes a hat-trick for Fernando Llorente will help ‘free’ the Spaniard, but admitted he had been disappointed with the striker.

The 33-year-old joined from Swansea City in the summer, but has endured a tough season in north London, as Pochettino has reminded reporters time and again this term, the second-choice striker did not have the advantage of a pre-season, having broken his arm over the summer.

Llorente must also battle with the best striker in the Premier League, Harry Kane, for a place in the side,However last night a perfect hat-trick, chalked up inside just 12 minutes, against Rochdale took Llorente’s tally to five in a Spurs shirt, and according to the article Pochettino hopes it could at last spark his season.

“It is important, I am so happy and seeing people happy for him,”:the Argentine said. “Of course, I was disappointed and from the beginning it was difficult to adapt.

He added: “I think that we hope that hat-trick helps him to feel more free and be more natural and become an important player to help us to the end of the season.”

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