By Harvey Byrne

Fernando Llorente was handed his first Tottenham start in their League Cup victory against Championship side Barnsley on Tuesday night – and fans on Twitter were unimpressed with his display.

Llorente, 32, made the switch to Spurs on the summer’s deadline day from Premier League rivals Swansea for an undisclosed fee.

The experienced striker is currently providing backup to star Harry Kane and he has been brought in by Mauricio Pochettino to give the Argentine boss another option in the attack after last summer’s signing Vincent Janssen’s struggles.

Pochettino elected to start Llorente in the midweek clash at Wembley to give him more minutes after two substitute cameos against Borussia Dortmund and Swansea.

He played a total of 67 minutes for Tottenham before being brought off for speedster Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, but he was unable to bag his first goal against the English second tier side with Dele Alli’s effort separting the two teams in the 1-0 victory.

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This meant that some Spurs fans on social media claimed that Llorente still needed time to become a success, while others have simply written him off.

Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/richmooksmith/status/910224296651436032

Llorente made his switch to the Premier League last summer with Swansea, where he bagged an impressive 15 goals in 33 league games.

He will now be looking to bring that impressive form with him to Tottenham as the 2010 World Cup winner looks to help Spurs improve on last season’s second placed finish.

In other Tottenham news, Lord Sugar has slammed Spurs after their midweek win.

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