While the focus was on England’s game with Germany yesterday, there was one interesting story that almost disappeared under the media radar. Roberto Soldado’s comments over his start to life as a Spurs player have been documented but they are certainly worth taking another look at as the club prepares to return to league action.
The Spaniard’s overall record reads OK with six goals in 12 matches but, as the press will highlight, only one of those strikes has come in the Premiership during open play. However, as Spurs fans we should at least be grateful that we now have a single, designated penalty taker capable of hitting the target.
“I have scored six goals but I would like to score many more,’ Soldado said on Spurs TV.”I am a realist and I know that on the pitch I am not happy with everything.
“I have scored decisive goals that have won matches, they might have been penalties, but I want more and the manager wants more and that is what I want to give to the fans.”
Roberto also felt that at this stage, he isn’t quite linking up with others as he would have hoped.
“I am not combining with my team-mates how I would like but I know I am very close.
“I’m striving to get to top form and play at 100 per cent. I am convinced that I am almost there.
“I don’t want to stop scoring goals, that’s why Tottenham signed me. I’m not 100 per cent but the manager has put his faith in me end he is giving me minutes. Scoring more goals for this team is my target.”
Soldado’s pens have sealed nine points so far this season so he is contributing but what is the key for Spurs to get more out of their first choice striker?