Soldado receives praise from his manager.
Tottenham Hotspur came back from two goals down to beat Burnley 4-2 in their FA Cup Third Round replay on Wednesday night, despite the fact struggling striker Roberto Soldado endured a horrible miss.
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The ball came across to the Spaniard who was six yards out and with an open goal gaping the 29-year-old managed to slam his shot into the crossbar – as can be seen below.
However, Soldado did make up for his miss somewhat with two assists and a hardworking performance and his manager Mauricio Pochettino has heaped praise on the forward.
“It’s always tough for a striker when he doesn’t score. But I am very happy with his performance – Soldado knows we support him,” Pochettino was quoted by the Sun.
“For me the most important thing is that he always fights and tries to give the best.
“His attitude is perfect, he only missed the goal.
“In football when you work hard and always try to give the best, the reward always arrives.
“There was no need for him to apologise to his team-mates because this is football.”
Soldado was briefly Spurs’ club record signing when he arrived from Valencia in 2013 for £26m – since topped by Erik Lamela’s £30m fee – but has failed to impress since arriving at White Hart Lane.
To date the Spain international has 15 goals in 59 appearances in all competitions for the North London side.