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Roberto Soldado hoping to improve form

November 19, 2013
By ESPN staff

Roberto Soldado has insisted that the best is still to come from him in a Tottenham shirt.

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Soldado, 28, arrived at White Hart Lane from Valencia in the summer for 26 million pounds.

The striker has featured regularly in the Spurs first team, netting six goals in all competitions in the process.

However, three of his four Premier League strikes have come from the penalty spot and the Spain international feels he still needs more time to adapt to his teammates.

"I have scored six goals but I would like to score many more," he told Spurs TV. "I am a realist and I know that, on the pitch, I am not happy with everything. I am not combining with my teammates how I would like but I know I am very close.

"I'm striving to get to top form and play at 100 percent, I am convinced that I am almost there. I don't want to stop scoring goals, that's why Tottenham signed me. I'm not 100 percent but the manager has put his faith in me and he is giving me minutes. Scoring more goals for this team is my target.

"They might have been penalties, but I have scored decisive goals that have won matches. I want more and the manager wants more, and that is what I want to give to the fans."

Soldado is used to having a winter break away from football back in his homeland, so could find the hectic schedule during the festive season in England something of a culture shock.

"It's going to be different," he said. "Before, I used to spend Christmas with my family. Now I am going to spend it with my teammates.

"But I think it's nice because the fans are, in my opinion, the most important part of football, and they can enjoy so many matches. It's important that the children can come to matches. It's nice for them to enjoy the environment."

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