Exclusive – Stick with Soldado! Former Spurs striker backs misfiring star

first_imgTottenham Hotspur must stick with Roberto Soldado despite his lack of goals, believes Clive Allen.The Spaniard was signed for £26million back in 2013 but managed has managed just one Premier League goal this season and netted only six last season.Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane have picked up the slack with seven goals between them but former White Hart Lane star Allen, who once scored 49 goals across all competitions during one season in north London, believes Soldado can get back on track at Spurs.He told the Weekend Sports Breakfast: “[Roberto Soldado] probably hasn’t had as much service as he needs but all of a sudden you can sense the pressure is on.“He had a gilt edged chance the other night which was nodded down by Younes Kaboul and it was one of those as a striker, when you’re in form and full of confidence, you sweep it into the back of the net and he actually heeled it and it trickled through to the goalkeeper.“A man in form, with the ability he has, he should be taking those chances, so you can see his confidence is suffering but I think Spurs have to stick by him.“They’ve been fortunate in the respect that Harry Kane has been scoring consistently and he seems to have made himself the number one pick as a striker for Spurs.”last_img read more