Italian press interview Tottenham man, he tells Juventus about three Spurs players

Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente has been interviewed by the Italian media ahead of Spurs facing his former club Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The Spanish attacker has failed to hit the ground running since moving to North London from Swansea City in the summer – with the veteran on the fringes of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.

Llorente will know Tuesday’s opposition well given his time at Juventus and the Tottenham centre forward has been speaking about the much-anticipated tie.

The striker picked out Harry Kane for specific praise, but also said Dele Alli and Son Heung-min could ‘have a say’ in the clash in Turin.

“Kane is the complete striker, very good with his back to goal and can find the net out of nowhere,” Tottenham striker Llorente told Tuttosport.

“He has a radar in his mind that shows him where the goal is. Harry is also super professional, much like Chiellini. He’s happy here, pays attention to every detail so he can improve. He’s great, but you’ll see he will get even better.

“Having said that, Gonzalo Higuain is on fire and rediscovered his confidence after a complicated start. It’d be better if he waited a little longer before finding form…

“Pipita is a killer in front of goal, but you’ll see Dele Alli and Son can have our say. With all these talents, I feel younger too.”

While the fixture will evoke memories of a former club for Llorente, the likelihood of the Tottenham striker being involved against Juventus seems small.

Although Mauricio Pochettino did play the Spaniard against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, the 32-year-old’s confidence has dropped significantly since.

The Tottenham boss did not name Llorente in his matchday squad for Saturday’s North London Derby, with Lucas Moura taking his place on the bench.

As such, although the Spaniard’s experience and positive attitude is welcome around the Spurs camp, Llorente being involved in any capacity for Tottenham would be a shock.