In the days leading up to the weekend’s domestic action, plenty of footballers tend to post training pictures on Twitter or messages expressing their excitement for the next game.
Fernando Llorente was one of those players, as he took to social media ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League match away to Huddersfield Town.
— Fernando Llorente (@llorentefer19) September 28, 2017
The striker’s simple tweet has not quite attracted the kind of response he may have hoped for.
While some Tottenham fans shared his excitement about Saturday’s early kickoff, rival supporters mocked Llorente’s failure to land a regular spot in the team.
The Spaniard joined the North London outfit from Swansea City on transfer deadline-day, but has only started one fixture, which was in the Carabao Cup.
In total, the striker has made five appearances in all competitions, but across the Premier League and Champions League, the former Juventus star has played just 53 minutes.
The ex-Sevilla man was always going to be down the pecking order at Spurs due to Harry Kane cementing the role as first-choice striker.
Judging from his tweet, Llorente is excited for the upcoming game, but rival fans have pointed out that he is unlikely to play.
Preparing to warm the bench
— Aidan Mullin (@aidanmullin24) September 28, 2017
Preparing to sit on the bench you mean should have stayed with the swans Fernando
— Rob John (@rob10john) September 28, 2017
Where’s the bench seat if you are preparing?
— Ryan Parker (@RyanParker1976) September 28, 2017
As if you ll play more than 10mins..,?
— SOCCERGIST (@247soccergist) September 28, 2017
Only if u could start
— Nick Castle (@NickCastle777) September 28, 2017
Others were much more supportive…
Wish you all the best @llorentefer19
— rabiuadeolu (@deoluwa2050) September 28, 2017
Good luck yiddo ? C.O.Y.S
— Dan YidRetro (@CodyYidArmy) September 28, 2017
You're a star, Fernando ?
— Mathias Fjelsted (@FjelstedMathias) September 28, 2017
Time to score bro ! Come on ! #COYS
— Christnanda Bellard (@NandsCB) September 28, 2017