Andros Townsend keeping the faith with Spurs team-mate Roberto Soldado after latest shocker
Andros Townsend is keeping the faith with his Tottenham team-mate Roberto Soldado after the Spaniard added to his collection of stunning open goal misses against Burnley last night in the FA Cup replay.
Townsend stormed down the wing before squaring a pass to the former Valencia and Spain striker, who left White Hart Lane stunned when he managed to hit the crossbar from six yards with the goal gaping at his mercy.
Spurs were losing 2-1 at the time but managed to stage a fight back and win the match 4-2 to spare Soldado’s blushes.
Townsend says he felt for Soldado – with the England winger insisting things will turn for him when he scores a couple of goals.
“I felt for him. I have been in that position before where just nothing will go in for you,” he said. “He played well but as a striker I think he just wanted that goal.
“I just ran over to him as we walked off at half time and tried to keep his spirits up. I just told him to forget about the miss and keep going.
“I said I would try to put another cross in for him and that if he kept getting into the positions then he would get a goal. That didn’t happen sadly but five minutes into the second half he put in an assist for Danny Rose.
“Look Robbie is a fantastic character, he will pick himself up and dust himself down. He continued to look dangerous in the second half and I was delighted he played well.
“We have seen in Spain he is a fantastic striker. He just needs the service and the game time. Then once he gets one or two goals I am sure the goals will start flowing.”