Llorente understands Juve start

Fernando Llorente has dismissed concerns over his slow introduction to life at Juventus, as he reflects on a first goal for the team.

The 28-year-old’s failure to find playing time with the Italians this season saw early season speculation grow of possible discontent and a January exit on the horizon.

However, in being handed a first start at the weekend and responding with the winning goal for Juve, the striker has made clear his situation.

“I normally take a bit of time to hit form and knew I’d have to work a great deal, also because I pretty much missed the whole of last season,” Llorente told reporters this week.

“In addition I needed to settle in and learn the language – and adapting to a new environment is never an easy task for anyone.

“I’m getting on great here and feel the Coach has faith in me, but I know I need to keep working to get back into peak condition.

“I didn’t expect to net on my debut. I’m happy about scoring and contributing to the team’s victory.”

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