Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Soldado performance v Hull

Roberto Soldado failed to hit the target once again yesterday? When will he get his first goal of 2014?

Tottenham Hotspur were held to a draw against Hull City yesterday and one player who again failed to impress Tottenham fans was Roberto Soldado.

Soldado arrived in the summer for £27 million from Valencia - and brought with him a fierce reputation as a goalscoring supremo.

He bagged 30 goals in 46 games for Los Che last season - and that made up part of an impressive 81 goals in 141 games for the club.

So he was expected to have a similar effect at White Hart Lane.

Unfortunately, that has not been the case.

Soldado has struggled to adapt to the Premier League - his record of 10 goals in 24 games this season certainly doesn’t look bad on paper, but he has scored just one Premier League goal since the end of October.

That goal against Stoke City has not been the catalyst for change however - no goals yet in 2014 and yesterday saw his boss give him a vote of confidence.

Sherwood stated of his striker:

“It’s just a matter of time before Robbie hits the target again and he starts scoring and gets on a run. I thought he was all right today. He had a few opportunities, a few volleys which sometimes fly in and sometimes don’t. I’m not pushing any pressure on him and he’s not putting any pressure on himself.

“We’ve all been pro footballers and we know (what) it’s like. It doesn’t just happen. You’ve got to keep training hard and working hard. I’m sure it’s not the first barren spell he’s had.”

He had four shots yesterday and flew his legs at many other chances - he just seems a player devoid of confidence at the moment and a shadow of the player who scored for fun in Spain last season.

Many a Spurs fan will continue backing the player for the rest of the season - but for many they are beginning to finally lose their patience with the Spaniard.

Here is some of the reaction from Twitter ...

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