Pochettino reveals whether he will continue to play Llorente up front


It was a tale of two halves for Tottenham against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi final last night, and that was particularly true for back up striker Fernando Llorente.

The Spanish target man has been drafted in to replace Harry Kane while the England captain is out injured.

In his first match against Fulham, Llorente managed to first turn the ball into his own net, before missing a host of glorious opportunities.

The former World Cup winner started the semi final in similar fashion, unable to hold up even the simplest of balls played into him.

However, upon half time, Tottenham changed up their game plan, feeding a lot of balls into Danny Rose down the left hand side.

Rose put in a number of devilish crosses, playing more to Llorente’s strength than the intricate into feet passing they had been trying before.

And, sure enough, Llorente eventually got his head onto one particularly good cross, diverting it past the Chelsea keeper.

Poch stated that Llorente would definitely be getting more game time in upcoming weeks (Football London): “Yes, of course he will have more chances to play. I am so happy with him. It’s difficult to be Harry Kane’s back-up, one of the greatest strikers in the world. This is an opportunity to play more. But he played 90 minutes against Fulham after not playing for a long period. We need to manage him in the best way.”

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