Roberto Soldado admits nightmare time at Spurs, vows to get back to normal
Roberto Soldado has admitted he suffered from two nightmare years at Tottenham but has vowed to get back to his best.
The striker, 30, joined Spurs for £26m in August 2013 as one of the raft of signings made with the proceeds of Gareth Bale’s sale to Real Madrid.
But he flopped at White Hart Lane and will leave with a record of just seven Premier League goals in 52 appearances over the past two seasons.
That return had seen him fall out of favour with manager Mauricio Pochettino, who clearly saw no role for him this season.
And following his move to Villarreal and La Liga, where he scored 24 goals in 35 games in his last season before moving to London, he says he hopes to get back to being himself.
“I want to return to being Soldado again,” he said at his unveiling, according to the Mirror.
He also described his time in London as “two very bad years” that made him “lose confidence”.
He added: “I have had two season where I haven’t been able to give my best.”