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Fernando Llorente comments on Champions League final heartache with Spurs

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Fernando Llorente comments on Champions League final heartache with Spurs

The Spanish striker has joined Napoli on a free transfer following his release from Tottenham Hotspur.

Fernando Llorente has been speaking about his exit from Tottenham Hotspur this summer and made an admission regarding how he would have wanted to depart. 

The Spaniard was allowed to leave on a free transfer in the summer, despite his influence toward the end of the season. 

In particular, he shone in Tottenham’s run to the Champions League final. He played a key role in both the quarter-final clash with Manchester City and the semi-final win over Ajax.

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He has since joined the Italian side Napoli on a free transfer. Speaking to the media after being unveiled by the club this week, as reported by Calciomercato, he admitted that losing that Champions League final hurt him as he targets success in the competition with the Partenopei. 

“If I had to decide, I would prefer (to win) the Champions League (over Serie A). I lost two finals and something remains, the desire to return. Losing the final is very bad, it’s the second time it happens to me.”


TBR’s View

Tottenham fans will certainly sympathise with their former striker. Llorente also lost the Champions League final whilst playing for Juventus in 2014-15, losing 3-1 to Barcelona. 

Many fans at Spurs were disappointed to see Tottenham allow Llorente’s exit, especially considering their lack of striking options. 

Whilst Tottenham fans will, of course, hope they are in the Champions League final picture again this season none of them would begrudge Llorente success in the competition in their place.

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