Tottenham striker Soldado vows to find scoring touch
Roberto Soldado has promised to start hitting the back of the net on a regular basis, the Daily Telegraph has reported, after the Tottenham Hotspur striker endured a difficult start to his Premier League career.
Soldado moved to White Hart Lane from Valencia over the summer, Spurs paying the Spanish club £27m for the Spain international’s services. He has converted a couple of penalties but scored only once from open play this season and wasted a promising opportunity in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.
“No. Definitely not. Much less. A lot of my goals have come from the penalty spot,” Soldado responded when asked if he was content with his goal return so far.
“” he continued. “That is why they signed me. I have been doing it all my career. I haven’t done so far here, but I am convinced I will get there.
“We are trying to score, we create chances but we are not taking them. We need to keep going, working hard and the goals will come,” Soldado added. He also admitted he could not expect to return to the Spain set-up until he scores with regularity for his club. “I am doing all I can but goals are what the coach is looking for in a forward,” Soldado said.
Soldado began his career with Real Madrid but struggled to make the grade at the Santiago Bernabeu. He spent a year on loan at Osasuna and later joined Getafe on a permanent basis, scoring almost 50 goals in two seasons and being picked up by Valencia in 2010. He had three years at the Mestalla before moving to Tottenham.
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