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Swans boss Clement on Llorente and playing 'one of the best teams in the country'

Posted on 15 September 2017  - 14:11

Paul Clement admitted it was "strange" seeing Fernando Llorente in the white shirt of Spurs rather than Swansea City at Wembley this week as he prepares to bring his charges to the national stadium on Saturday.

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Swans boss Clement watched on as striker Fernando, who joined us from the South Wales club on transfer deadline day, made his debut off the bench in our 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

Now, Clement is readying himself to be in opposition to his former front man’s new club, but is nevertheless remaining optimistic of his side's chances ahead of Saturday's 5.30pm kick-off.

"I have a good relationship with him (Llorente) and I saw him come on against Dortmund," he said.

"It was strange to see him in a Spurs shirt, it was a white kit but not the white of Swansea.

"It’s going to be a hard game for us, there’s no question about that, but I think it’s an exciting game for us. We’re going to England’s national stadium to play in front of a massive crowd against one of the best teams in the country.

"We have gone away from home recently against some very good sides, played well and picked up some valuable points.

"There’s no reason why we can’t do that again on Saturday.”