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Roberto Soldado aims to repay Tottenham

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Tottenham's summer signing Roberto Soldado made the switch to White Hart Lane from Valencia in a deal which saw Spurs smash their transfer record - £26m - and now he wants to repay them by scoring 20 goals this season.

The north London outfit eclipsed their former record fee of £17m, also this summer, when manager Andre Villas-Boas brought in Brazilian midfielder Paulinho.

The Spanish international has scored more than 20 goals in last three seasons for Valencia, also boasting an impressive goalscoring record with previous clubs Osasuna, Getafe and Real Madrid.

Spurs strikers Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor failed to live up to their potential last term, scoring 15 between them and relied heavily of Gareth Bale's tally of 18.

"I have tried to score 20 goals a season and every time I have done it," said Soldado, speaking at the unveiling of Totenham's new cup shirt sponsor AIA.

"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.

"My objective is to score more than 20 goals and with the help of my teammates I can do it."

Gary Lineker's record of 35 goals in the 1991/92 season has yet to be broken.

Adapting to a new league will be difficult but Soldado has admitted he is up for the challenge.

"The Premier League is a much more physically strong league than Spain," he added. "But the football is also played at a higher tempo and I think this will benefit me."

Tottenham begin the new campaign with a trip to Selhurst Park to face last season's Championship play-off champions Crystal Palace.

 

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