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16 Feb 2014 - in: Serie A

Llorente: "Job well done"

After clocking up his tenth league goal of the season, the Spanish hitman commends the work of the group as a whole in overcoming Chievo Verona at Juventus Stadium this afternoon

Fernando Llorente has praised the group effort that bore the fruit of this afternoon’s 3-1 win over Chievo Verona at Juventus Stadium.

Speaking after Paolo Valeri’s final whistle blew on the Bianconeri’s 12th victory in as many games at their home ground, the 28-year-old began: “We put in a good shift and  I'm happy with the result. It’s always important for me to get on the scoresheet and help the team.”

It was a good performance from all eleven Bianconeri, but the Spaniard in particular demonstrated once again today that there’s no-one better to have ready to pounce in the centre with a cross imminent.

The header he powered home on 58 minutes was his sixth in the 2013/14 Serie A campaign - a current record for the season in Europe’s top five leagues - and it was also the point at which the game was effectively put to bed.

“An element of doubt crept in when Chievo scored - we hadn’t been moving the ball around as quickly as on other days - but we immediately got the third and in the end we managed to win it.”