I see Tevez more than my girlfriend - Llorente

The Spain striker has revealed the strength of his friendship with his team-mate and believes it is helping their on-field partnership
Fernando Llorente says he spends more time with Juventus team-mate Carlos Tevez than his own girlfriend after striking up a firm friendship with the Argentine.

Both players joined the Bianconeri last summer, from Athletic Bilbao and Manchester City respectively and have slowly begun to form a potent on-field partnership in Turin.

Their understanding on the pitch has been aided by a blossoming bond between the pair and Llorente admits although they are very different, they could not get on better.

The 28-year-old told Tuttosport: "We are both very different, but perhaps you need this to form a beautiful partnership. He is more aggressive than me, moves more, is smaller, you can see his desire to impress and score goals.

"Off the field me and Tevez hang out a lot. We both are very family orientated, he has his wife and children, I have my girlfriend and parents when they come and see me.

"The fact remains that between training sessions I spend more time with Tevez than I do my own girlfriend."

Together, the two strikers have helped fire Juventus to a nine-point lead at the top of Serie A, with Llorente on 12 goals and Tevez 14 - as the Spaniard eyes clinching silverware in his maiden season at the club.

"Our goal is to help the team win the championship and the Europa League. It's very difficult but we have to play every game as if it's our last."