Wednesday April 24 2013
Llorente training to the maximum

New Juventus striker Fernando Llorente says he’ll continue to give his all for Athletic Bilbao despite the situation he finds himself in.

The Spanish international has mainly been used as a reserve this term after refusing to sign a new contract with his outfit.

He’ll now join the Italian champions on a free transfer at the end of the season once his present agreement has expired.

“It is hard when you are not given a lot of space in the team,” he told Tuttosport. “However, I understand the situation and the choices of boss Marcelo Bielsa.

“The only thing that I can do is train to my maximum.”

Llorente was given a rare start at the weekend and he grabbed his second La Liga goal of the campaign in the 1-1 at Deportivo.

“Playing was a surprise and it did me well,” added the 28-year-old. “I’m getting better and I’m training to reach 100 per cent.

“I’m happy that my goal helped the team.”

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