Friday, 22 September, 2017

Fernando Llorente reveals why he snubbed Chelsea for Tottenham

Premier League star reveals reason he rejected Chelsea on transfer deadline day Fernando Llorente replaced Harry Kane in Spurs’ defeat of Borussia Dortmund
Spencer Simpson | 17 September, 2017, 00:28

"If you think about what we do for pre-season, we give the players 45 minutes in the first game and build from there to 60 minutes and then a full 90, but all he has played is 60 minutes".

After making his Spurs debut in the 3-1 Champions League win over Dortmund, Llorente explained why he just couldn't turn down the Argentinian's advances.

"Very disappointing because we did everything to win", said Pochettino. While Swansea's away form has been decent this season, Spurs are on fire and it's hard to imagine the Swans containing them.

Tottenham were Chelsea's closest challengers for the Premier League title last season as they finished second in the table after an impressive campaign.

So it will be interesting to see how Zagadou, a former PSG youth team player, will handle Serge Aurier, someone he'll know well from the French club, coming at him. He will miss the match against APOEL Nicosia. "It's important to try and produce your best against the best in Europe and Dortmund are definitely one of them".

For all of Spurs dominance Pochettino's men struggled to get their first win at the Wembley Stadium.

However, Dele Alli in particular has come in for some heavy criticism from a selection of Tottenham fans.

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed how a deflected Harry Kane free-kick three years ago might have saved him from the sack.

With Spurs hoping to compete on several domestic fronts and in the UEFA Champions League in 2017-18, the 32-year-old Spain global will likely be given plenty of game time.

The win puts Tottenham in the driver's seat to finish second behind presumptive Group H winners Real Madrid.

Tottenham's Harry Kane scores their third goal in the match against Bournemouth at White Hart Lane, April 15, 2017.

Their Wembley curse has been well documented over the past year, but it seemed as if they had found their feet at the home of English football after disposing of Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night in convincing fashion.

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