Llorente started slowly at Swansea too - Will first Spurs goal kickstart things?

Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (C) celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Apoel...

Fernando Llorente has finally scored his first goal for Tottenham, but it's easy to forget he was a slow starter at Swansea too.

Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (C) celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Apoel...Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente (C) celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the UEFA Champions League Group H football match against APOEL Nicosia.

It had been a long time coming but Fernando Llorente finally scored his first Tottenham Hotspur goal at the 17th time of asking during the 3-0 Champions League victory against APOEL Nicosia.

Llorente could have actually had more on the night but it was a good performance from the striker as Spurs finished as group winners ahead of Real Madrid.

Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur scores his sides first goal past Nauzet Perez of Apoel FC during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and APOEL Nicosia...Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur scores his side's first goal past Nauzet Perez of APOEL FC during the UEFA Champions League group H match.

The Spaniard has received plenty of criticism since his summer switch from Swansea City, but manager Mauricio Pochettino has been patient with him and does history show that now the 32-year-old is up and running he can really kick on?

With 15 Premier League goals in 35 games for the Swans last season it is easy to forget that Llorente also struggled to hit the back of the net in his early days at the Liberty Stadium as well.

Swansea player Fernando Llorente celebrates his and the winning goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at Liberty Stadium on May 21, 2017 in...Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring the winning goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion.

In fact the forward managed just one goal in 11 appearances in all competitions before November 26, but really hit his stride in the second half of the campaign to help guide Swansea away from relegation trouble.

Llorente netted 14 times in his final 23 games for the South Wales outfit and with enough encouragement and game time he could now emulate that at Tottenham.

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