Roberto Soldado says that he is hopeful that he can repay the faith shown in him at Tottenham in the past few months to improve his goal return.
The Spanish striker ended a nine-game run without finding the back of the net last weekend against Cardiff, which was met with visible signs of relief from the player.
Soldado only arrived at White Hart Lane last summer, but after failing to live up to his £26m price tag so far, there have been murmurings that both he and the club are dissatisfied with the situation.
But now the 28-year-old is hopeful that he can build on his latest strike and prove his abilities to those who have supported him as Spurs push for a top four finish:
“It was a long expected goal for me and especially for my team-mates and the fans,” he is quoted by The Metro.
“Despite it has been a long time without scoring the support I have received on the social network has been amazing.
“Every time I touch the ball people are expecting to see the best of me and the reaction after my goal was amazing. I feel very loved here despite I haven’t proved anything to them.
“I still have time to change the situation. There are two months left, the most beautiful part of the season, and I hope to reach my top.”
Soldado went on to say that earlier in his career he may have considered a move back to Spain at the end of the season, but that now he is ready to fight for his future at the club:
‘”have to face the challenge with maturity,
“If I would experience this struggling situation as a 22-year-old I would probably go back home one month later but not now. It is a positive experience for me, for my family and for the education of my children.”