Tim Sherwood was unimpressed with the performance of Roberto Soldado…
Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has slated the recent performances of Spurs’ Spanish striker Roberto Soldado, who has scored just six Premier League goals since his £26m move from Valencia in the summer of 2013.
The 29-year-old missed a penalty in today’s 4-1 defeat against Manchester City, in which Argentine forward Sergio Aguero scored all their opposition’s goals, including two from the spot. Christian Eriksen got the visitors consolation.
Sherwood was scathing in his analysis of Soldado, and was quoted in the Daily Mail as saying: “In my opinion Harry Kane is better than Roberto Soldado.”
“I chose Kane last year as he was consistently performing better in training. He [Soldado] needs to start producing on the field and we can’t make excuses for him anymore. He should be settled in at the club after living here for over a year.”
Soldado was given a rare league start by current boss Mauricio Pochettino on Saturday, and did little to justify a repeat of that faith. As the source explains, the Spain international was expected to be a hit in north London following a glut of goals at his former side – after netting 80 in 146 appearances.
However, he has been anything but, and his missed penalty proved crucial today. He spurned the chance that would have levelled the match in the second half, and minutes later Aguero extended City’s lead in a game-defining few moments.
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