Lord Sugar unhappy with Tottenham's Fernando Llorente

Tottenham Hotspur's former chairman Alan Sugar smiles before the team's Premier League football match against Blackburn at White Hart Lane in London on November 23, 2008. AFP PHOTO

Fernando Llorente didn't have a great game for Tottenham Hotspur today.

Tottenham manager \ head coach Mauricio Pochettino celebrates with Fernando Llorente of Tottenham after Llorente scored a goal to make it 2-1 during the Premier League match between...

Lord Sugar has criticised Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente on Twitter.

Tottenham held on to beat Leicester City 3-1 at Wembley this afternoon, but Llorente struggled.

The Spaniard, who partnered Son Heung-min up front, had very little influence in Mauricio Pochettino's two-pronged attack and often found himself isolated from the game itself.

Pochettino hauled him off for Victor Wanyama on 80 minutes after Spurs conceded, and Sugar admitted on Twitter that he wasn't pleased with the former Juventus and Athletic Bilbao hitman.


Llorente has been an unlikely hero for Spurs in recent weeks and scored a late winner in a come-from-behind win over Watford last month.

But the former Spain international, a £12 million signing in 2017 [Sky Sports], is simply inconsistent and with Harry Kane out, Pochettino needs a reliable figure up front.

The Lilywhites host Borussia Dortmund at Wembley on Wednesday in the first leg of a last-16 Champions League clash and, on the back of this, Llorente might not start.

Dortmund's Swiss goalkeeper Roman Buerki (L) is injured by Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (R) and later stretchered off during the UEFA Champions League Group H...

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