Top 5: Reasons why Roberto Soldado trumps Defoe (2)

Published Add your comment


Soldado’s finish in the two-nil win over Aston Villa was the definition of finesse. A sublime first touch with his left brought the ball under his spell and as soon as that happened, you knew he would score. 

His other goals for Spurs – three penalties hit emphatically into the corner, sending the keeper the wrong way, and a lovely couple of first time finishes against Dinamo Tbilisi in the Europa League play-off – along with his some of his touches and passes demonstrate the kind of heightened technical ability we expect from foreigners, and Spaniards in particular.

Defoe, on the other hand, is a lot more intense, more explosive, and resorts to power more often (especially in his finishing). There are moments when he shows the kind of elegance with his goals that arise when he is in top form, such as the placed finishes against Tromso, but a lot of the time you wonder whether the England forward has meant to hit the shot where it ended up, or did he try to smack the leather off the ball?


Although Defoe is fifth on Tottenham’s all time goal scorers list, there is a feeling that he is not quite as prolific as needs be, which leads on to....

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again