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Monday November 18 2013
Llorente sees future alongside Tevez

Fernando Llorente is confident he and Carlos Tevez will prove to be an effective strike-force for Juventus.

The duo joined the Italian giants in the summer, but the Spaniard has had his problems adjusting to the Italian game.

“We have played a few matches together,” Llorente, signed on a Bosman from Athletic Bilbao, told AS.

“He is a great player and I think that we can improve in playing together. I am comfortable featuring alongside Tevez.”

The international last week admitted that he had struggled to cope with the training demands of boss Antonio Conte, but he insists working with Marcelo Bielsa in Bilbao has aided his adjustment.

“The ways of Bielsa are not like a Spanish Coach,” the 28-year-old commented. “Bielsa was an intermediate step that helped me to prepare a lot for what I have found in Italy.

“If I had not had Bielsa, I would have had a much harder adaptation to the work in Italy. Until I adapted, I could not find a good physical condition.

“I feel better now. But my best is still to come. I still need to reach the top.”

Llorente has four goals in 12 games for his club so far this term.

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