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Roberto Soldado Rillo | Forward

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 159

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Atletico Madrid want to sign Roberto Soldado from Tottenham to replace Chelsea target Diego Costa.
To put it kindly, Soldado had a difficult first season in England. For the first few months the service to the striker was poor, and he was limited to half chances and penalties, but as the season wore on he missed multiple simple opportunities, looked desperately low on confidence and his work-rate simply wasn't up to scratch. It turns out that Tottenham have only paid £13million to Valenica so far, as the rest of the transfer free was based on certain targets which the player has failed to meet, so the club could allow him to leave for a similar amount. Southampton's Jay Rodriguez and QPR's Loic Remy have both been linked as possible replacements. May 30 - 4:50 AM

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Spurs striker, Roberto Soldado, is back in training after a hamstring injury. However, this weekend's match against Fulham comes to soon for him to return to first team action.

Soldado's injury has given youngster, Harry Kane, a chance to stake his own claim and two goals in as many matches makes a statement. He'll get a chance to make it three straight against Fulham this weekend.
Apr 18 - 12:38 AM

Roberto Soldado scored the only goal as Tottenham beat Cardiff 1-0.

It was a poor game in truth, settled by one moment of quality. On 28 minutes Emmanuel Adebayor's beautifully weighted pass was controlled and finished well by Soldado - only the Spaniard's second Premier League goal from open play this season and his his first in nine games. Spurs were in control for most of the match but their passing was slack at times and Cardiff had a couple of decent moment on the counter-attack down the wings against the two reserve full-backs, Kyle Naughton and Zeki Fryers. Harry Kane, on as a substitute, had a great chance to settle things with a second goal for the home side but David Marshall saved well when one-on-one. Tim Sherwood's men keep their slim hopes of a top four finish alive, while Cardiff remain rooted in the relegation zone, three points from safety.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 2 - 1:34 PM

Misfiring Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado is working hard on and off the training field to convince Tottenham fans and the board he is worth the £26 million they paid last summer.

The Telegraph report Soldado is determined to improve his form, putting in extra hours on the training pitch while also taking three English lessons a week with a personal tutor in an attempt to improve his ability to communicate and integrate with his team-mates. The striker's efforts did not help at the weekend, as he missed two wonderful opportunities to score once on as a substitute at Norwich, but he could get another chance to impress in the Europa League on Thursday.
Feb 25 - 8:33 AM

Roberto Soldado was guilty of missing a glorious chance as Spurs lost the first leg of their Europa League round of 32 first leg tie with Dnipro.

Soldado is having a really tough time of things at the moment and this performance will not have put him any closer to displacing Emmanuel Adebayor as the starting striker in Tim Sherwood's side. As the ball was rolled across the box, the Spanish forward had an open goal to aim at but skied his effort high and wide. Yevhen Konoplyanka's second-half penalty secured a 1-0 win for Dnipro and Spurs have it all to do in the second leg.
Source: Vine
Feb 21 - 5:56 AM

Tottenham beat Stoke City 3-0 at home to give Tim Sherwood his first home win since taking over Andre Villas-Boas.

Roberto Soldado, Mousa Dembele, and Aaron Lennon all scored to give Spurs a comfortable win over Stoke City to bring them up to seventh place where they are tied in points with Manchester United. Spurs have looked average under new manager Tim Sherwood but there were a number of improvements today and they will be fine if they continue on this track. Stoke City go down to 12th place and continue struggling away from home. They find themselves with the worst away record in the Premier League.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Roberto Soldado scored his first Tottenham hat-trick as Spurs maintained their 100% record in the Europa League by easing past Anzhi Makhachkala 4-1 at White Hart Lane.

Soldado had four chances and scored three goals, including two smart finishes and a penalty. This is sure to do his confident the world of good and could give him a chance of starting ahead of Jermain Defoe against Liverpool in Week 16. Lewis Holtby also scored, while Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen both played a part in the game on their return from injury.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 05:02:00 PM

Tottenham forward Roberto Soldado says he is not totally happy with the performances he has produced since joining the London club in the summer.

Soldado has six goals so far, which isn't a disaster for a striker joining a new league in a different country, but when you break the statistics down he has scored just one goal from open play in the league. It's not just down to the Spaniard though; he's found himself isolated and Tottenham are having problems creating chances in general. Andre Villas-Boas has to work out how to get the best out of the attacking talent in the squad. Trying two strikers could be an option, with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor both available, while Erik Lamela is due a league start.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 12:05:00 PM

Roberto Soldado scoring from the spot in a 1-0 Tottenham victory is a familiar storyline and it happened again in Week 9 as Spurs topped Hull 1-0.

The critical moment in Spurs' Week 9 victory over Hull City was Ahmed Elmohamady handled the ball in the area. Roberto Soldado, who finally scored a goal from open play last weekend, went back to the spot to convert the penalty and give his side the win. Spurs were dominant in time of possession and the penalty was their eventual reward. With Chelsea and Spurs both winning Spurs go to fourth heading into Week 10.
Source: espnfc.com
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 01:58:00 PM

Roberto Soldado scored the second goal in Tottenham's 2-0 win over Aston Villa, his first Premier League goal from open play.

After two penalties in Tottenham's first two league games Soldado had found himself a bit isolated and was dropped for Jermain Defoe for the West Ham game, but he took his one big chance well against Villa after an excellent pass from Paulinho. Spurs will still need to find ways to get him more involved in general play, but the Spanish forward showed today that he is deadly in front of goal if he gets the right service.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 01:07:00 PM

Roberto Soldado has played two league matches for Spurs and has won them both from the spot - not a bad way to start out life in the Premier League.

In his first two matches, the Spanish forward hasn't been exceptional but he has come good when it has counted and Spurs have six points from their first two matches. Missing Gareth Bale and with a bunch of new faces, Spurs attack has lacked some precision with Saldado suffering from a seeming lack of service. The optimist would say that he has two goals to his credit, Spurs have two wins and there is every chance things will get better as Soldado, Chadli, Paulinho, and Capoue get comfortable working with their new teammates and Rose and Townsend reacquaint themselves with same.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 05:18:00 PM

Roberto Soldado continued his fine start at Tottenham by scoring twice as his side outclassed a poor Dinamo Tbilisi 5-0 to take control of their Europa League qualifying play-off tie.

Aside from Roberto Soldado's clinical finishing, it was Andros Townsend who served a reminder of his value by scoring the first before crossing for Paulinho and Soldado to record two assists. A Danny Rose strike and a Soldado tap-in look to have settled the tie, in what was a comfortable night for Tottenham.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 06:00:00 PM

Roberto Soldado converted a penalty kick in the 50th minute to account for the lone goal in a 1-0 Tottenham win over Crystal Palace.

Earned on a handball committed by Palace's Dean Moxey, the newly acquired striker opened his account for Spurs with a confident strike from the penalty spot. At a salivating price of just 7.24, he looks a top option at forward in the coming weeks as Tottenham have a kind opening run of fixtures that continues at home next week against a recently battered Swansea side. You won't find much more of a bargain at the moment in the game, his price is destined to rise.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 10:47:00 AM

Spurs looked a little disjointed against Espanyol but Roberto Soldado looked like a great acquisition with a goal and all-around strong match.

Roberto Soldado was in his comfort zone playing against a Spanish side in his pre-season debut with Spurs and it showed as he looked worth every penny of his transfer fee. While his goal was from the penalty spot, Soldado looked dangerous all match against a likely top half side from La Liga. If Bales sticks around for one more season he and Soldado could be a frightening combination.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 12:55:00 PM

Tottenham confirm the signing of Roberto Soldado from Valencia after the player successfully completed his medical.

So Spurs will hope they finally have the striker the squad has been crying out for. Soldado netted 80 times in 146 appearances during his time at the Mestalla and is considered one the best finishers in Europe. The Spanish international has a better than '1 goal in every 2 games' record across his career and will vastly improve the limited striking options available to Andre Villas-Boas. The deal could see Adebayor leave White Hart Lane, with Besiktas interested.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 10:36:00 AM