Pochettino delivers verdict on Llorente, Kane partnership

Date published: Wednesday 18th October 2017 9:30

Mauricio Pochettino has explained why he played two strikers against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Tottenham earned a hard-fought draw at the Santiago Bernabeu to boost their hopes of progression in the Champions League.

A Pochettino masterclass saw Harry Kane line up alongside Fernando Llorente in an unfamiliar 5-3-2 formation.

The duo worked well as a striker pairing, and Pochettino has delivered his verdict.

“This was the idea to give more freedom for Harry to establish this structure,” Pochettino said.

“He joined us on September 1. He has trained very hard and very well over the international break.

“Today was an important game to have his experience. He is a world champion and he has a great understanding with the rest of his team-mates.

“He had a great performance and we are happy. The way we competed was very good.”

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