Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente has been speaking about his future beyond the end of the season, but has stressed that he is not worried about what may lie in store.
The Spurs attacker has been on the fringes of things ever since he headed to White Hart Lane two years ago. He joined from Swansea City knowing full well that he would be playing second fiddle to Harry Kane, and that is exactly how it has panned out.
Despite that, he has been a key member of the squad under Mauricio Pochettino, and with the England man looking like he could miss the remainder of the season, having picked up an injury in Tottenham’s Champions League quarter final with Manchester City on Tuesday evening, he could still have a big role to play.
Spurs are set up for a big month to end the current campaign, with them looking to secure a top four finish in the Premier League, and then having the second leg of the European tie next week, with hopefully a semi-final and more to follow.
That is likely to see the Spanish forward get plenty of game time in the remaining matches for Tottenham, especially if Pochettino has to manage the minutes that the likes of Dele Alli and Son Heung-min play.
Llorente is out of contract with Spurs in the summer, and he has regularly been quizzed about his future by media outlets in his homeland and has been talking about it again this week, stressing he is focused on a strong finish to the campaign in London when asked what his feelings are.
“Tranquility. We’ll see, I’m not worried. I am focused on this final stretch of the season, an opportunity to make history. Everything is going well,” Cadena Ser quote him as saying.
Tottenham are next in action on Saturday afternoon, when they host relegated Huddersfield Town in their new stadium, and with the Champions League second leg after that, it is likely that Llorente will be involved against the Terriers, with Kane now on the sidelines.