In many ways Jermain Defoe is a symbol of where Tottenham have been as a football club for the last few seasons.
He is capable of pure brilliance and attacking with blistering pace, with the ability to score against the top teams, then he can all of a sudden go shy.
The Europa League has been the platform for Defoe to show his ability so far this season, yet it is the Premier League where he wants a chance to prove what he can do.
The Lilywhites have been desperately short of goals and wherever it comes from they will be looking for an outlet to provide the finishes to their encouraging results.
Soldado struggled to make an impact against Everton on Sunday and Defoe has the perfect opportunity to strike the iron whilst it is hot.