Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin says he’s not worried about the lack of goals from Spanish striker Fernando Llorente.
Llorente, 31, was brought in during the summer from Europa League champions Sevilla, but he’s struggled to find the back of the net in the opening games of the Premier League season. The Spaniard has started all four games for Swansea this season, but he’s been unable to open his goal tally. Despite the lack of goals, Guidolin isn’t worried about his striker.
“I’m not frustrated about Fernando because this is his first time in the Premier League and at the moment he plays strong for the team,” Guidolin said ahead of Swansea’s match against Southampton on Sunday.
“I am sure when we improve our way of playing it’s not a problem for Fernando to score because he’s a good player. The team has to improve – and the team can improve.
“If we play better, there will be more opportunities to score for a striker like Fernando.”
Guidolin might have former Spain U21 international Borja available on the bench. The 24-year-old striker is yet to make his debut for the Swans since joining the club from Atletico Madrid for a club-record fee of £15.5 million.
“I want to see him train free with intensity and confidence,” Guidolin said. “I hope to see him in this condition as soon as possible because we need him.
“He is a good player, but it is important in this period we don’t rush. Yes it’s a long time without him, but he is almost ready.”