Clement defends Llorente for only sprints 20m vs Watford


Fernando Llorente was criticised with regard to only sprinting 20m against Watford Swansea remain in the bottom 3 and face Stoke at the particular weekend  Paul Clement has defended Llorente’s performance against Watford 


Hardik Vyas, Reuters

10: 59 BST, 21 April 2017

10: 59 BST, 21 04 2017

Swansea supervisor Paul Clement has defended their leading scorer Fernando Llorente right after the striker was criticised subsequent their 1-0 Premier League beat at Watford last weekend.

Data showed Llorente had sprinted much less than 20 meters at Vicarage Road during the 81 moments he was at the floor.

Speaking on BBC’s Match associated with the Day, former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard singled him away following another lacklustre display through relegation-threatened Swansea that extended their own winless run to six online games.

Fernando Llorente only sprinted 20 metres against Watford according to stats

Fernando Llorente just sprinted 20 metres against Watford according to stats

‘We do appear at the stats and think it or not that is usually 20 meters more than he or she (Llorente) has done consist of online games, ‘ Clement said.

‘At Gatwick (in January) – in which he have scored twice – he sprinted absolutely no meters, it was the exact same against Watford.

‘That figure would certainly not happen to be mentioned if we all had won at Watford, or even played differently. ‘

Clement said Llorente, who has 11 league targets this campaign, was not completely fit last weekend which recently had an impact on his performance.

Paul Clement defended Llorente's stats and said that it was more than he had run in other games

Paul Clement defended Llorente’s stats and said that this was more than he previously operate in other games

‘Fernando has arrive from the back of some great performances where he’s really produced the difference, ‘ Clement

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