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Tottenham striker desperate to deliver title to north London

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Soldado celebrates scoring against Aston Villa recently (©GettyImages)
Soldado celebrates scoring against Aston Villa recently (©GettyImages).

Roberto Soldado insists he is happy that he opted to join Tottenham from Valencia in the summer - and says he wants to score plenty of goals for his new club in order to earn a spot at the World Cup with Spain.

Spurs spent big over the summer, splashing more than £100 million on seven new players in order to bolster their chances of Champions League qualification.

A large chunk of that went on securing the services of Soldado, and he looks capable of repaying his £26 million fee and them some having scored six goals in 10 appearances already.

However the Spanish international says he won't be happy with simply scoring goals - he wants to fire Spurs to Premier League glory.

"My ambition is high here with Spurs," Soldado told ESPN FC. "I want to grow as a player and that’s why I went to another country, another league with a team that has another project in mind and trusts in me."

"I hope that I can only hope that I can win a title here like I did with Real Madrid, although I didn't have much of a chance to enjoy that one (he only made three appearances with the 2007-2008 title winners)...I hope this is the year that I win another title."

Soldado was briefly Tottenham's record transfer before the arrival of Erik Lamela from Roma during the summer window.

While the Spaniard has slotted straight into the Tottenham first-team Lamela has struggled to make a mark - although Soldado doesn't expect that to continue for much longer.

"Regarding Erik, maybe at his position it is tougher for him to adjust but we are all desirous of seeing the Erik we saw in Roma because he is a player who all you have to see is his training to know that he is a great player who is going to give us a lot in the short term," he said.

He added of his ambition to make it to the World Cup in Brazil next summer: "That is the main reason I would return to the national team, it has to do with my performance at Tottenham."

"That is why my main goal here is to feel confident, work hard and give my best performance each day and score as many goals [as I can] because that is the only way I will return to the national team.

"It is true that my return to the national team will be difficult because of all the players you have mentioned (David Villa, Fernando Torres) but that's why I have to do a great job here."

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