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Last minute Pochettino call convinced Llorente to snub Chelsea

Last minute Pochettino call convinced Llorente to snub Chelsea

The 24-year-old went through the 100-goal barrier for Tottenham when he scored twice against Everton last weekend and followed that with another brace in his side's Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund.

But Kane scored in the last minute and Pochettino believes that to be a turning point in his time at the club. The Tottenham project is impressive.

Antonio Conte worked with Llorente during the pair's tenure at Juventus, and is known to be a huge admirer of the former Athletic Bilbao striker. "They have done very well in the last few years and I think I fit very well with this project", Llorente said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

The striker explained that a "last-minute" phone call from Pochettino helped him make his decision, and the manager discussed what he said to the player on Friday. "It's a very hard situation but all the staff try to help him, to push him and keep him motivated so he is fit again as soon as possible".

"I made my first-team debut against him at San Mames".

"Then he [became] the Espanyol manager and I faced him several more times".

Renato Sanches was substituted for Swansea early into the second half against Spurs
Renato Sanches was substituted for Swansea early into the second half against Spurs

"It's true that players try to score to win and show good performance and in the end win titles". They know better than me.

"Of course I suffer because like with Lamela you always want different players".

"I'm very happy because at the end everything came out flawless".

The Blues brought in Alvaro Morata to replace the likely outgoing Diego Costa in the summer as their first-choice No. 9, but their attacking depth remains relatively weak-a problem that could have been solved by signing Llorente. "It will help us to get our confidence and trust of playing there at Wembley, to help us feel that it is our home", Pochettino said Friday afternoon.

And the Argentine may now have a second favourite Kane goal, after revealing he showed the squad a video of Kane's first goal against Dortmund in Wednesday's 3-1 win.

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