“Shocking player” – Some Spurs fans are furious with player after Watford horror show

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Dom Le Roy

Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration aimed at Fernando Llorente.

The striker was starting his third successive game due to the absence of Harry Kane and has managed to turn even more supporters against him after his horror miss.

The chance came when Moussa Sissoko’s ball from the right was hit straight into goalkeeper Ben Foster by Fernando Llorente who had an entire goal to shoot at when he instead kneed the rebound over the bar from about two yards out, when it was easier to score.

With Tottenham already trailing by a goal, it was the perfect opportunity to pull level but the Spaniard has once again proven that he is not up to standard at this level.

With Chelsea losing at Bournemouth and Manchester City slipping up at Newcastle, Pochettino’s players are going to miss a huge opportunity to tighten their grip on a top four finish.

Here’s a selection of some Spurs fans reaction to the miss.

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  1. Tgere can’t be anything sadder than thinking you’re a journalist – but all you do is trawl Twitter for comments left by the ignorant – then presenting them as news. No real Spurs fan is upset with Llorente “after” the game. Dumb article.

    • Seems like somebody was eager to get the story out before the final whistle had blown.
      I would prefer Llorente was getting in good positions and missing, than not having the chances to begin with, because who knows he might just tuck one of them away, and score the winner with 3 minutes left to play.

  2. Llorente fought and fought. He played a very important role as well as could have been expected and looks like he is now getting fiftter on the pitch with his input over ninety minutes. He is a great header of the ball and his hold up play got better as the game progressed. Very few players could have scored that goal and to have aimed for that far post across the face of the keeper was beautiful to behold. It was unstoppable.

    I must say that Andy Duncan is right about not alone this writer but a web full of them. To imagine that a selection of tweets carefully extracted has anything to do with presenting news about a ‘shocking miss’, ‘easier to score’ ‘not up to standard at this level’ is cliched rubbish . Anybody who has any understanding of football knows with action replays just how difficult was that rebound to find the net with. And it might be worthwhile for the writer of the article who likes to ‘jump on the bandwagon’ with his favorite tweeters to research Llorente’s career to date as far as standards are concerned.

    Tottenham supporters and Pochettino’s team will be happy for Llorente. They can easily see how hard he tries and how much his efforts are appreciated by his team mates too. Aside from the goal Llorente played quite well is getting better. He played his role in the line up for his the team well and I daresay better than some others on the day. A respectable decent outing for Llorente and a fine goal to boot.

  3. Totally agree. llorente will get better and if he gets decent crosses a la Rose’s at the end he will give us another dimension and a goal threat. And clearly he feels the passion and that will do for me. Go Fernando! We are behind you!


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