Llorente reveals reasons why he snubbed Chelsea to join Spurs

Renato Sanches

GETTY Renato Sanches moved on loan to Swansea from Bayern Munich this summer

Dele Alli returns to the team after missing the Champions League game. Many will have doubts about his pricetag and ability to replace Llorente, but it's important to consider that Llorente was arriving on the back of two very poor seasons with Juventus and Sevilla respectively.

Pochettino, however, remains adamant that Wembley is not the problem. I think I can help them a lot.

"We could spend one season talking about that and maybe at the end then you can see it or everyone can say, "Yes, Wembley was a problem", he told reporters.

It was the first time in 30 home league games that Tottenham has failed to score, highlighting the gulf in Spurs' execution at Wembley compared to White Hart Lane.

Victor Wanyama, who was such a critical player for the North London club last season, remains sidelined after picking up a knee injury and is continuing to undergo treatment for the knock.

With Spurs having picked up just 11 points from their first nine games under the former Southampton boss in 2014, Kane - playing second fiddle to Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor at the time, struck a deflected free-kick victor in the 90th minute of a 2-1 triumph at Aston Villa. Harry Kane hit the bar and was also denied by a one-handed save by former Arsenal keeper Lukasz Fabianski, who miraculously kept out the striker's flicked header from a corner at the near post.

Swansea also rode their luck. Referee Mike Dean gave a free-kick against the home side, incorrectly believing that the right wing-back had handled the ball before being bundled over by the Ghanian.

That goal, Pochettino said, might have saved his job.

"Yeah, I wanted to get the hat-trick, a couple of chances in that second half". What is not clear is why Mike Dean.

As with most things in football, Llorente's decision was a combination of factors, though he largely credits Pochettino's project, whatever that means.

Swansea, meanwhile, continue their strong form on the road so far this season.

Swans lost 1-0 at home to Newcastle on Sunday, a result that surprised Davies. "We are showing that on our day we are hard to beat". Renato Sanches was chased by multiple big clubs before signing with Bayern Munich after he won Young Player of the Tournament at Euro 2016.

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