There was a huge sense of relief around White Hart Lane on Sunday as Roberto Soldado scored Tottenham’s only goal in the 1-0 win over Cardiff. The Spaniard had further chances and while one strike won’t be enough to silence the doubters, the player declared he was ‘ecstatic’ after ending the drought.
I’m feeling really, really good and I’m really happy that we got the three points – ecstatic actually,” Soldado said on the club’s official website.
“For the goal, I saw Ade had made the space and I thought if I can go into the gap in between the defenders I can open it up. I then obviously used my foot just to flick it around the keeper.”
Stats can be turned around and overall, Roberto’s record currently stands at a fairly respectable 11 in 29 games for his new club. However, yesterday’s goal was his first league strike in open play at White Hart Lane and only his second of the season.
Elsewhere, Emmanuel Adebayor praised his strike partner’s work ethic and backed him to come good while Tim Sherwood set the Spaniard a target of 20 goals for the campaign.
Both men clearly feel that Roberto Soldado can become a potent force but do you believe he can turn it around and form a deadly partnership with Ade up front?