Few would have expected Fernando Llorente to be intertwined with the biggest moment in Tottenham’s history, but such was the unpredictability of last season.
The Spaniard, who had played as a rather unsuccessful second fiddle to Harry Kane for his first season as Spurs, was thrust into the limelight at the start of 2019.
Kane had picked up another ankle ligament injury, leaving Llorente as the first-choice centre-forward at the club, and boy did he step up.
The former World Cup winner scored the goal that killed off the round of 16 tie in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund when he nodded home the third.
He then scored the goal that saw Spurs qualify over two legs ahead of Man City in the quarter-finals, before setting up the winner in the semis against Ajax.
Unfortunately, Llorente was unable to help his side lift the trophy come the final and not winning the CL remains one of his biggest regrets after being on the losing side twice.
He said (Calcio Mercato): “If I had to decide, I would prefer (to win) the Champions League. I lost two finals and something remains. Losing the final is very bad, it’s the second time it happened to me.”
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