We’d tipped Harry Kane to start Saturday’s defeat to Manchester City but with Emmanuel Adebayor left on the bench, Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino opted for Roberto Soldado as the lone striker.
We all know how the game progressed and how the Spaniard fared in a match where the player felt the need to apologise following his penalty miss.
“Sad match in which we had our opportunities including my penalty. I’m sorry and I’ll keep working hard to help the team with my goals,” Roberto said via his Instagram page.
The match at City continued a barren spell in the league for the former Valencia man. After scoring six Premiership goals last season – four from the penalty spot – that run now reads six strikes in 31 overall appearances since arriving in the summer of 2013.
The striking options at Spurs are, once again, looking a little thin and it could be argued that Soldado deserves a chance simply by default. With Pochettino determined to play just one up front, who should lead the line until the transfer window opens at the start of 2015?