Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino on Fernando Llorente's confidence

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotpur  gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane on...

Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 2-1 by Leicester City at the King Power Stadium yesterday.

Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (CL) vies with West Bromwich Albion's French-born Cameroonian defender Allan Nyom (CR) during the English Premier League football...

Mauricio Pochettino has told Football.London that Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente feels bad after missing a sitter against Leicester City.

Llorente was thrown on as a late substitute at the King Power Stadium, and he had a glorious opportunity to get a point for Spurs.

Serge Aurier put in a great cross which Llorente just had to tap in from close range, but the Spaniard blazed his shot over the bar.

Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente looks on during a warm up before the UEFA Champions League group H football match Real Madrid CF vs Tottenham Hotspur FC at the...

In the end the miss proved costly, as Spurs fell to a defeat at the King Power Stadium.

Llorente has now failed to score in his first 15 appearances for Tottenham, with the veteran forward taking a battering from supporters of the North London club.

And Pochettino admits that Llorente’s confidence is low at the moment.

Pochettino said: “For players it's about building confidence. It's true that it was so clear the chance. He feels bad. We feel bad because it was a chance to score for 2-2. It was so clear, but we need to accept that. Everything in the last few games is against us.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino reacts during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at King Power Stadium in...

“We need to be calm and trust, and work hard and be ready for the next game.”

Tottenham’s defeat to Leicester has led to further questions being asked of Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Spurs are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table, but they could slide down to seventh after tonight’s fixtures have been played.

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