West Brom fans react as Borja Valero stars in cameo role against Tottenham

Borja Valero of FC Internazionale looks on during the FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground Suning Training Center in memory of Angelo Moratti at Appiano Gentile...

Former West Brom star Valero came on for Inter against Spurs.

Borja Valero of FC Internazionale looks on during the FC Internazionale training session at the club's training ground Suning Training Center in memory of Angelo Moratti on September 6,...

Tottenham Hotspur suffered a late defeat to Inter Milan despite leading the Italian giants 1-0 with five minutes of normal time to play, as former West Bromwich Albion star Borja Valero came off the Inter bench to inspire a comeback.

Spurs had lead until the final five minutes through Christian Eriksen's deflected effort, before Mauro Icardi struck home an impeccable volley from 20 yards out after a deep cross from Kwadwo Asamoah.

 

Valero, 33, came on in the 89th minute and instantly had an impact as he delivered a number of balls into the box and kept things ticking as Inter pushed for a winner.

Finally, the Italian giants' efforts paid off, as Stefan de Vrij headed a corner towards Spurs' back post before midfielder Matias Vecino was on hand to flick the ball into the corner of Michel Vorm's net - sparking vast celebrations.

Borja Valero of West Bromwich Albion and Park Ji-Sung of Manchester United

One-time Spain international Valero has come a long way after his one-season spell in the Premier League with West Brom, where he struggled to make much of an impact after agreeing a £4.7million (Independent) move in 2008.

He managed 36 outings before being loaned back to Spain twice, before joining Villarreal in 2011.

Indeed, Mallorca and Villarreal signed him on season-long loans for the last two of his three years at West Brom, and Baggies fans reacted to his cameo role against Spurs on Tuesday night.

 

Borja Valero of Albion holds off the challenge of Paul Coutts of Peterborough United during the the FA Cup Sponsored by E.on third round match between West Bromwich Albion and Peterborough...

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