Tottenham Striker Roberto Soldado Says He Feels Ashamed When Fans Chant His Name

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Goal shy Spaniard feels guilt over failing to find form.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado has admitted that he feels embarrassed about his failure to capture the kind of form that saw the club shell out £26m last year – to the extent that he hates to hear the fans chant his name, according to the Daily Mail.

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The Spaniard has scored only seven goals in 38 league appearances, just one of which was in the Premier League this season.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has repeatedly put his faith in the 29-year-old to rediscover his goalscoring touch, and has also called on fans to forgive fellow goal shy striker Emmanuel Adebayor after reinstating him to the starting XI.

“From the first minute I’m involved, even before I’ve done anything, the fans show they believe in me, and I feel ashamed at not being able to satisfy them,” Soldado said, “It’s hard when they sing.

“I hear them chanting my name and if I miss a chance, I feel bad. I can’t thank them enough. I just hope I can reach the level they expect and take advantage of the great players around me.

“If only I knew that little something that’s missing for me to find my form, really show my game and for the goals to start flowing. I am reassured, though, because the manager (Pochettino) is giving me more minutes on the pitch.

“With that, my time will come, because in the games I’m feeling good. The critical thing is that the goals aren’t coming but I know they will.”

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