Ian Wright claims Tottenham Hotspur's Fernando Llorente has been 'unfortunate'

Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs manager during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Tottenham Hotspur have won three out of three games at their new stadium and they are yet to concede a goal.

Fernano Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 13, 2019 in London, United...

Ian Wright has claimed that Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente has been 'unfortunate' following his performance during his side's 4-0 win over Huddersfield over the weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino's side take on Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League tie on Wednesday and Wright stated that he wouldn't start Llorente for that crucial encounter.

With Harry Kane out injured, it has opened the door once again for someone like Llorente to earn more game time and he did just that against Huddersfield.

 

Speaking to Match of the Day on BBC One (13/04/2019 at 10:45 pm), former Arsenal hitman Wright analysed Llorente and why he's been unlucky. 

"He hasn't [had the credit he deserves] for the calibre and player that he is," Wright told Match of the Day. "We saw what he's capable of when he was here with Swansea. 

"The way he keeps Tottenham up the field, keeps them moving, his movements great and his touch is fantastic. Great link-up play between him and Lucas Moura.

Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur hits the crossbar with a shot during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

"He was just unfortunate [against Huddersfield]. He's really unlucky simply because when he plays he gets chances, he's just unlucky with the chances he gets. Once the ball goes into him [to hold up] they all trust him, trust him to keep it.

"I am not sure [starting him against Manchester City] when you look at Lucas Moura at the pace, he might get the nod ahead of him." 

When Kane was injured earlier on in the season, Llorente stepped in and produced the goods even though he did find it difficult at the start amongst all the pressure. 

It remains to be seen whether the former Spain international starts for Pochettino when they travel to the Etihad, with Heung-Min Son more than likely coming into the starting XI because he was on the bench for the weekend encounter.

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