Tottenham striker insists that Wembley woe will end
By Russell Edge
Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente has insisted that the club’s poor home form will change sooner rather than later after a disappointing 0-0 draw with Swansea on Saturday.
The stalemate means that Spurs are yet to win a Premier League match at home this season, with the club taking temporary residence at Wembley while White Hart Lane undergoes serious renovations.
Saturday’s match against the Swans was their third home fixture in the league, with a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea and another disappointing draw against Burnley causing fans to question the club’s home performances.
However the North London side did put on an impressive display at Wembley to see off German giants Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday night, and Llorente says it will not be long before they hit the same form in the league.
Speaking after Saturday’s clash, he told the Daily Mail: “On Wednesday we played a very good match here and this is the way forward for us.
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“Winning at Wembley is very important. In the beginning we have found some difficulties but we have to continue to work in this way.
“Games like today can happen because one team defends with a lot of players and defends well.”
Llorente was a summer arrival at the club, but has yet to find his feet, with just two substitute appearances to his name after recovering from a broken arm.
He was given 15 minutes from the bench against his former side by manager Mauricio Pochettino, but despite being partnered alongside last season’s golden boot winner Harry Kane, the Lilywhites were unable to find a way through the resolute Swansea defence.
Their next match sees them host Championship side Barnsley in the League Cup on Tuesday.
In other Tottenham news, Eric Dier has offered a blunt appraisal of Spurs’ performance on Saturday.