Soldado has said that the striker’s goal-scoring rate is not good enough.
Roberto Soldado has had a difficult time with Tottenham Hotspur since making the £26m transfer in the summer and the striker admits that the fee was not worth it.
The Spain international has revealed that the goals that the forward has scored does not directly relate to the price paid and that the 28-year-old will strive to rectify that.
“No. Definitely not. Much less. A lot of my goals have come from the penalty spot,” Soldado told the Telegraph when asked if the Spaniard has netted enough.
“I want to score more goals than I am doing at the moment. That is why they signed me. I have been doing it all my career.
“I haven’t done so far here, but I am convinced I will get there.”
Soldado has scored four Premier League goals in 13 matches so far this term, of which three have come from the penalty spot.
Some say that it is Spurs’ lack of creativity in midfield rather than the attacker’s talent that has lead to this, but the former Valencia hit-man is not impressing the White Hart Lane faithful as yet.
With only Jermain Defoe and out-of-favour Emmanuel Adebayor as alternatives, manager Andre Villas-Boas may be looking to new options in attack in the January transfer window.
As Tottenham’s second most expensive player of all time behind fellow summer arrival Erik Lamela, a lot more will be expected of Soldado in the coming months.
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