When Roberto Soldado scored Tottenham’s second goal in the 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday, many reports chose to focus on the fact that this was the Spaniard’s first Premiership goal in open play for his new club.
However, you could also highlight that this was the 28 year olds’ fifth strike in nine games – not a bad return for a new signing and the cool nature of yesterday’s finish suggests there’s plenty more to come.
Soldado’s all-round performance earned praise from his manager and from former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker who said via his Twitter feed,
‘Soldado never gave the impression he was unduly worried about his lack of goals. Has the ice in his veins that all top strikers require.’
“It was a great performance. He was making the most out of his opportunities and this is the reason why we bought him,” added Andre Villas-Boas.
Having lost his place to Jermain Defoe ahead of our last home game with West Ham, Roberto’s goal at Villa Park should now lead to an extended run in the side. Can he make the most of it?