Llorente considered throwing in the towel after just a few months with the Serie A giants.
Fernando Llorente has admitted he considered quitting Juventus earlier this season after struggling with Antonio Conte’s rigorous training regime.
The Spaniard arrived in Turin on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao this summer but initially struggled for first team action, with new-boy Carlos Tevez preferred alongside Mirko Vucinic or Fabio Quagliarella up front.
But, after injuries to Vucinic and Quagilarella, Llorente has fought his way into the Bianconeri starting line-up and scored in both Champions League group games against Real Madrid, as well as against fellow Scudetto contenders Napoli.
The Spain international’s initial unhappiness prompted interest from Arsenal and Llorente has admitted he considered throwing in the towel, after struggling with the training methods use by boss Conte.
“I could hardly train as my body simply couldn’t keep up. My body was not used to working so much and I felt completely drained. I had a lot of doubts and was ready to throw in the towel,” the striker told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Also because there is a lot of competition for places. We are with five attackers and it’s not easy to break into the team.
“But then Antonio Conte considered me again and that gave me a lot of energy. I was fortunate enough to get more playing time. Vucinic and Quagliarella’s injuries gave me the chance to prove myself.
“I got more game time and started feeling better with each minute I got. I have found the right rhythm now.”