Wednesday August 13 2014
Llorente: I'll be even better

Fernando Llorente has assured Juventus fans that he will be even better this season.

The Spanish striker scored 18 goals in his first campaign in Italy, but the former Athletic Bilbao man has insisted that having adapted to Serie A, he can now kick on.

“I’m really happy to be in Italy,” he told Tuttosport. “In the end I scored 18 goals between the League and the Champions League.

“We got the title with a record amount of points. It was a good season for me, even more so because it’s my first outside Spain.

“Last year was not easy for me. Although it ended well because of the Scudetto.

“This year though, I hope to have more chances and score even more goals.”

Llorente commented on his slightly disappointing start to life at the Bianconeri, and the goal at Verona that changed things.

“Suddenly I changed after that goal. That really helped me regain my confidence.”

The goalscorer went on to assure supporters that Massimiliano Allegri will definitely bring something to the Old Lady.

“He’s a great Coach. He won everything in Italy for three years. The fans should have confidence in this team.

“We have the same group as last year plus some new names who will be equally as important.

“I think our level has been raised. Allegri is a great Coach, and now we have to give him – and the supporters – performances on the pitch.”