Tottenham duly completed their clean sweep of wins in the Group stage of the Europa League with a 4-1 demolition of a weak Anzhi team and we now await our fate ahead of the knockout draw which takes place on Monday.
The highlight of a solid performance was Roberto Soldado’s hat trick and after a difficult start to his White Hart Lane career, the striker now has a respectable nine goals in 16 games in all competitions.
Soldado will have given Andre Villas-Boas a selection problem ahead of the game with Liverpool on Sunday and the manager acknowledged his effort.
“It was important for him,” said Andre. “A striker lives off goals and for Roberto to score three is going to be major for his confidence. It’s also important for him on a personal note. You could sense his satisfaction on the pitch and hopefully he’ll take that confidence into the following fixtures.”
Roberto lost his place to Jermain Defoe after a barren run but will last night’s display be enough to see the Spaniard start the game on Sunday at JD’s expense?