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Tottenham manager backs ailing Soldado

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Spurs manager Tim Sherwood, speaking on BT Sport, has said that he has no fears over Roberto Soldado’s lack of goals.


"We're all right for strikers here. If we added more players to what we've got it would be impossible to train...too manic," said Sherwood.

Soldado arrived in the summer from Valencia for £26m but has so far only scored five Premier League games, with all-but-one of those goals coming from the penalty spot.

The striker managed to score 24 goals in 35 appearances in last season’s La Liga; it is therefore clear that the player has struggled to adapt to the English game.

However, Sherwood insisted that the player is simply out of form.

"It's just a matter of time before Robbie hits the target again, starts scoring and gets on a run,” he said.

"He's a good trainer and he's just got to stick at it. We've all been professional footballers, so we know what it's like.

"What are you going to do? You have to keep training hard, working hard at it and it'll turn around because it always does.

"I'm sure it's not the first barren spell he's had.”

Spurs needed a goal from Paulinho to rescue them in Saturday’s game against Hull City, which ended 1-1.

"He was all right (against Hull). His hold up play was good, he had a few volleys - sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't,” said Sherwood.

"I'm not putting pressure on him and he's not putting pressure on himself."

With Jermain Defoe set to depart to Toronto FC at the end of February, Sherwood will be hoping that Soldado can be the man to fire Spurs to a top four finish, especially given that failure to do so would result in him almost certainly being replaced as Spurs’ manager.

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