Tottenham target happy in Spain

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Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, who rejected a summer move to Tottenham, says he is content with life at the Mestalla and wants to help Los Che to success in the Champions League.

The Spaniard scored 27 goals for his club last season and attracted plenty of interest during the summer transfer window, with Spurs the most prominent Premier League club to chase his signature.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas made a bid for Soldado, but the 27-year-old passed up on the opportunity to move to White Hart Lane and stated that he would honour his Valencia contract.

Soldado is now intent on ensuring the Spanish club make inroads in this season's Champions League, despite losing their opening fixture 2-1 to Bavarian giants Bayern Munich.

"The Champions League is the optimum competition, the most beautiful you can play in," Soldado told to

"You feel the importance because every weekend in your domestic championship, it's what you strive for. You're defending the colours of your team against all of Europe.

"I just hope the ratio of goals I get in the Champions League stays the same and that they mean something important for the team.

"Valencia have ambition. We're a young team that intend to win important things and I'll be doing my best to make sure that happens."

Valencia meet Lille in their second Group F encounter of this season's Champions League, while Bayern Munich travel to Belarus to meet BATE Borisov.

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