Roberto Soldado has paid tribute to the Tottenham Hotspur fans for staying loyal to him during his barren spell.

Soldado’s winning goal against Cardiff City last Sunday was his first goal for the club since December and admits that he wouldn’t have been able to have coped with the pressure if he had experienced it earlier in his career.

To be fair to the 28-year-old, he takes full credit for his form and does not try and lay blame on anyone else.

He works hard during matches and superbly brings others into the game.  His time will come at the Lane and the faithful are right to have supported him through it.

“If all this had happened to me when I was 22, I would have probably returned home after a month,” Soldado told Spanish radio station Onda Cero.

“But I believe it is a positive experience for me, my family and for the education of my children.”

“I am the only one responsible for my poor form, but I will get better,” he said. “Despite all the time I have gone without scoring a goal, the support they have given me has been incredible.

“Every time I touch the ball I feel there is great expectation and people are hoping for the best for me. I feel wanted here even though I haven’t given them anything at the moment.”

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