Roberto Soldado enjoyed a productive start to his Tottenham career, scoring four goals in his opening three matches but a barren spell has since seen the Spaniard drop to the bench with Jermain Defoe starting against West Ham.
The forward also lost his place in the Spanish squad, although that’s a slightly odd decision considering his recent returns in international football. Overall, it’s not been a good month for the 28 year old but he has promised Spurs fans that he will find his shooting boots once again, while he admitted that the game in England is very different to the one he is used to.
“The difference between the game in England and Spain is that it is a lot more physical here, more challenges and the play is broken up more,” Soldado said.
“It’s not so fluid so I will have to adapt to play like that, which I’m trying to do for my team-mates. I’m trying to score more goals in open play. Every game is very hard in the Premier League.”
Roberto is also aiming at Champions League football as a logical target for the team.
“As a group, including the new players, we are looking to improve and our objective is to get Spurs to where the club belongs,” he added.
“I have come here as a striker to score goals. I always try to achieve more goals each season, so that will be my aim – to score as many goals as I can for Spurs and try to get us into the Champions League where we deserve to be.”
The player’s words suggest that he may just be feeling a little pressure but can he turn it round and make a significant contribution to the campaign or does the club need a striking reinforcement in January?