Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is said to be a “massive fan” of Fernando Llorente but Pochettino has admitted the striker is currently struggling for confidence.
In a Spurs themed Q&A session on Football.London, Tottenham correspondent Alasdair Gold revealed that the Spurs boss believes that the Spaniard will eventually “come good”.
He also bristled at comparisons with Spurs flop Vincent Janssen and said that you couldn’t compare the two players.
Gold went on to say that Pochettino wouldn’t want Janssen back at the club, even if the striker wanted to return.
The striker’s confidence issues were apparently made worse by his shocking miss against Leicester City on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old has featured 16 times across all competitions for Tottenham this season, making only nine appearances in the league, and has failed to score a goal.
However, it is worth noting that the former Spanish international has not completed 90 minutes in any competition this season.
The most he has played in one game was against Real Madrid when he featured for 80 minutes before being subbed.
The striker was signed from Swansea City on deadline day earlier this year, where he signed a two-year deal with the club.
Last season, the veteran striker was in top goalscoring form for the Swans, scoring 15 in 33 Premier League appearances.
The 32-year-old isn’t the only one struggling for form at Tottenham right now, as Spurs have been unable to win any of their last three league games.
Tottenham lost to their bitter rivals Arsenal, lost to Leicester City and only managed a draw against West Bromwich Albion despite the game being at Wembley.
The recent results have seen Spurs slip to seventh in the league, four points off the Champions League places.
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