Tottenham boss backs out of form hit-man to fire again

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood believes that Roberto Soldado will soon find his feet in the Premier League after a poor run of form since his summer arrival.

The Spanish striker was one of Spurs’ marquee signings during their £110m spend last year, but has failed to translate the form he showed while at Valencia to his spell at White Hart Lane.

Soldado was one of the most feared forwards in la Liga last season, but he has only managed five goals in the league this term.

Perhaps more worryingly only one of those efforts has been from open play, and his poor run has been highlighted by Emmanuel Adebayor’s stellar showings since being reinstated into the Tottenham first-team after Ander Villas-Boas’ exit.

However, Sherwood says that he has no plans to replace the 28-year-old last month and that he is sure he will show his quality soon:

“It’s just a matter of time before Robbie hits the target again, starts scoring and gets on a run,” he told BT Sport.

“I’m sure it’s not the first barren spell he’s had. I’m not putting pressure on him and he’s not putting pressure on himself.

“We’re alright for strikers here. If we added more players to what we’ve got, it would be impossible to train… too manic.”