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Plenty of Tottenham Hotspur fans appreciate Fernando Llorente impact on Twitter
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Plenty of Tottenham Hotspur fans appreciate Fernando Llorente impact on Twitter

The introduction of Christian Eriksen from the bench yesterday was heralded as the reason why Tottenham got a 1-0 win at Burnley yesterday. Rightly so. The Dane did score the winner after all.

But one man whose impact from the bench cannot be underestimated is Fernando Llorente.

The Spanish striker has been in the news this week for courting interest from old flame Athletic Bilbao. Based on his latest cameo, he is an option Tottenham must keep at the club until the end of the season.

For all of Tottenham’s endeavour and guile, they could not break Burnley down yesterday. Three centre-backs worked brilliantly for Sean Dyche’s men and a point seemed the best Tottenham were getting.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur comes off for Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

However, Llorente offered an entirely new threat. His aerial ability is outstanding and he was involved in the build-up to the goal. Another knockdown should have been put away by Heung-min Son. Llorente was a throwback striker after coming on and it worked.

It is not the first time this season either. Llorente was pivotal to turning things around against PSV at Wembley. That result ultimately started their run into the Champions League knockout stages.

Tottenham fans are willing to change their mind if a player gets his head down and works for the club. Just look at the in-form Moussa Sissoko. Llorente is not looking like a Tottenham starter. But as an impact sub, he certainly appears to have a role to play at Tottenham…

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