In his first two starts for Spurs in the Premier League, Harry Kane has already scored as many goals from open play as Roberto Soldado and while it’s too early to compare the two men, that is a telling statistic in a season of might have beens.
Harry scored the second goal in Saturday’s 3-3 draw with West Brom after missing a much easier chance in the first period but his record since partnering Emmanuel Adebayor up front is going to cause a selection dilemma for Tim Sherwood when the Spaniard is fit.
In 26 league games for his new club, Roberto has found the net just six times and while that record from open play is a shocking one, the value of a cast iron penalty taker can never be underestimated as Ade proved once again in the draw at the Hawthorns.
Soldado’s goals against Aston Villa and Cardiff both had a touch of the Jimmy Greaves about them but if Spurs are to compete among the top four clubs, they need him to return 20 goals a season. The next campaign will define his career as a Tottenham player but if Roberto Soldado does return from injury before the end of this season, many of us would prefer to see Harry Kane keep his place.