Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado said on Thursday that he hopes to break the 20 goal mark in his debut Premier League season.
Soldado scored more than 20 goals in each of his three seasons at Valencia, and his track record at Osasuna, Getafe, and Real Madrid is also impressive.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas declared that he was happy with how Soldado had settled in to the club last weekend after seeing the striker impress during a preseason fixture against Espanyol.
Soldado even managed to register a goal to cap off his first game at White Hart Lane by converting a penalty against the Spanish side.
The interview is in Spanish so we’ve included the quotes below of Soldado sporting the away kit with the new red logo.
Soldado said: “I feel well, the welcome I have received from the club, the staff and all the fans has been phenomenal, I felt really good from the moment I arrived here. I can’t wait to start official competition now and start helping Tottenham win, which is what we all want.
“For me, it was very special to play my first game in our home ground, and to score a goal was a very strong emotion for me. Making the supporters happy is the most beautiful thing to do and I hope to do that again this weekend and many more times in the future.
“I have tried to score (20 goals a season) and every time I have done it, and this season I am going to try my best from the first day to get back to scoring because they signed me because of this reason – to score goals and I hope to repay all the faith that everyone has put in me.
“Our objective is to qualify for the Champions League and we are going to do everything we can to try to do it. I hope we can finish as high as possible.
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