Tottenham player “unfortunate” says Arsenal legend

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have played three games at their new stadium so far, winning every single one of them.

The most recent encounter against already relegated Huddersfield Town finished 4-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.

Spurs will now look towards a very difficult task which awaits them at the Etihad tomorrow night when the Lilywhites will take on Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final.

The north London team can make history by reaching the semi-finals of the competition for the first time.

Pochettino’s men will take a narrow 1-0 advantage to the northwest of England.

However, with Harry Kane’s ankle injury which will most likely rule him out for the rest of the season, the Argentinian manager will look for alternative attacking options to get Spurs over the line.

One of those options is Fernando Llorente. The door for the Spaniard to get more game time has opened once again following the injury of England’s captain.

The 34-year-old played 87 minutes in the clash against the Terriers.

Following his performance, Ian Wright claimed that the striker has been “unfortunate”.

Speaking to Match of the Day on BBC One, the former Arsenal striker said: “He hasn’t [had the credit he deserves] for the calibre and player that he is. We saw what he’s capable of when he was here with Swansea.

“The way he keeps Tottenham up the field, keeps them moving, his movements great and his touch is fantastic. Great link-up play between him and Lucas Moura.

“He was just unfortunate [against Huddersfield]. He’s really unlucky simply because when he plays he gets chances, he’s just unlucky with the chances he gets. Once the ball goes into him [to hold up] they all trust him, trust him to keep it.

“I am not sure [starting him against Manchester City] when you look at Lucas Moura at the pace, he might get the nod ahead of him.”

 

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