Llorente had a nightmare start to his Leeds career with niggling injuries keeping him on the sidelines during the first part of the current Premier League season.


The Spaniard has now started back-to-back league games for the first time this season and former Whites star Matteo has mixed opinions about his displays.



Matteo sees great quality in Llorente and feels Leeds will see the best of him next season, provided he clocks up regular game time from now on.


However, Llorente divided opinions with his performance in the 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa at the weekend, in which he went down to an Ollie Watkins challenge and rolled around, which Matteo stressed he needs to avoid.



Matteo wrote in his Yorkshire Evening Post column: “What I didn’t like against Aston Villa was when Diego Llorente was diving about.


“You’re a centre-half, you can’t be doing that. That would drive me nuts, like Danny Mills when we played for Leeds.



“If I’d done something like that I’d be gutted if no one pulled me up.


“I think the players and the fans at Leeds would have let me know about it. I was shouting at the television and, hopefully, he can learn from that.


“There’s some quality there with Llorente.


“You can see he’s decent on the ball, he’s got good experience and he needs to play regularly now until the end of the season.


“We’ll see the best of him next season, I’m sure – if he gets that consistency game time.”


With Robin Koch still sidelined, Llorente is expected to again partner Liam Cooper in the centre pf the defence on Monday when Leeds travel to West Ham United.