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Fernando Llorente reveals why he snubbed Chelsea for Tottenham

16 September, 2017, 15:54 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
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He's one of the best defenders in the Premier League and would be extremely welcome in SW6.

After making his Spurs debut in the 3-1 Champions League win over Dortmund, Llorente explained why he just couldn't turn down the Argentinian's advances.

In certain replays (but not the above), you can see Kane stand over the ball and mouth "I'll make it", before firing home the victor past Brad Guzan, and running to the corner in front of the traveling support while being mobbed by his teammates.

On the challenges that his team are about to face against Swansea, the Argentine said that like all of their games it also will be tough, but Tottenham will have to keep their mentality strong and win it.

"The first 10 games are most important".

"I suffer because he is my player and you want them fit, healthy and ready for selection", Pochettino said of Rose. "We have a lot of good examples: Cristiano Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi, or players like Harry Kane, who is 23".

Spurs' manager has a history of promoting academy graduates and putting faith in young players but he has sacrificed a few of them to build a more competitive squad. The truth is he is in a sweet moment, and we have to make the best of that.

Pochettino said: "For me that goal was an wonderful goal because it meant for us, for everyone, the possibility to stay here today".

Mauricio Pochettino's arrival from Southampton saw both Adebayor and Soldado lead the line on their own, with Kane given an opportunity in cup competitions.

He added: "It is clear that Pochettino played a very important role in the decision".

The England left-back has been out since January with a knee injury and worryingly has been compared to Erik Lamela, who has been out of action for 11 months. "Both are doing well but we have to wait and we can not give a date on their return to training".

"At the very last minute, Pochettino called me and convinced me [to join Spurs]", the former Spanish worldwide told Daily Mail.

"Yeah, I wanted to get the hat-trick, a couple of chances in that second half".

"Tottenham scored three goals late on - it just shows how concentrated you have to be at this level of football".

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