White Hart Lane

Next Game

Tottenham v Arsenal

Saturday, 07 February 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

The Hawthorns

Last Game

W Brom 0 - 3 Tottenham

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Soldado ready to produce

Roberto Soldado admits he has not yet hit the levels he should have for Tottenham since his summer move from Valencia.

Last Updated: 15/12/13 at 19:12 Post Comment

Roberto Soldado: Ready to pick up form

Roberto Soldado: Ready to pick up form

Tottenham splashed £26million on the 28-year-old, but he has scored just four times in 12 league stars and just once from open play.

But the Spanish international insists that he working hard and Spurs fans will soon see the best of him.

"Of course it is difficult, but I certainly don't think that a change of country and a new language is any excuse whatsoever for not performing at the level that I expect of myself," Soldado told the Daily Telegraph.

"I think that I've been here for long enough now to have a good understanding with my team-mates during a game which is the most important thing and let's hope that from now on you will start to see another Roberto Soldado."

Soldado insists his family are settling well into life in England, but admits they have had to overcome tragedy in recent weeks.

"My family feel fine and are settled, so am I, the only thing missing were the goals," he said.

"But a month ago my wife was pregnant but unfortunately she had a miscarriage and lost the baby two weeks ago."

Form

Soldado believes that his form will soon return and added: "It's difficult, I haven't played in the last two Premier League games and the team haven't been picking up good results either so to win the last two away games has been absolutely vital for us.

"I haven't had a chance to feature in those two games but I think that learning from everything is a way of attracting attention and seeing that you are doing things in the best way possible and respecting and waiting for your opportunity and then doing your talking on the pitch.

"I haven't been performing how I would have expected, this fan-support has always been unconditional and at least now I can show my gratitude to them with goals, which is what they want to see."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

Nemanja Matic says Chelsea happy to maintain their five-point Premier League lead

Midfielder Nemanja Matic was happy to take a point after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

Roberto Martinez delighted with 'immense' Everton's 1-0 win at Crystal Palace

Roberto Martinez believes his side can now reach their true potential after ending their winless run at Crystal Palace.

Premier League: Chelsea maintain five-point lead after 1-1 draw with Manchester City

Chelsea remain five points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 1-1 draw with second-placed Manchester City.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company