Sherwood backing Soldado to end goal drought: He just needs one...

The Tottenham manager has stated that the misfiring Spaniard will turn his recent poor spell in front of goal around.

Roberto Soldado was seen as the end of Tottenham’s long search for a world-class striker, with the Spain international joining the North London club with a stellar reputation in the summer.

However, the ex-Valencia forward has found the going tough at White Hart Lane, scoring only one goal from open play in the Premier League this season.

With no goals to boast in 2014 either, the Spurs faithful seem to have lost confidence in Soldado, who has predominantly been demoted to the bench.

However, despite an underwhelming start to life at Tottenham, Tim Sherwood has backed the Spaniard to turn it round.

"We're waiting for him to take one and then hopefully the confidence will start flooding back for him," The Independent report Sherwood as saying.

"He's getting the opportunities to score but he just needs to take one.

"He's fine, he trains well and he's a good lad who works hard.

"Yes, he puts them away in training, but as I say it's all about scoring on the big stage and we know he can do it, we've seen him do it over the years so hopefully he'll finish one soon.

"Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later that he puts one in the net.

"He just needs to take one. It happens, strikers have a lull at times and Robbie needs to get out of this one.

"It's going to take probably one off his backside for it to happen.”

Soldado was guilty of missing chances in Spurs’ latest Premier League game – a 1-0 defeat to Norwich on Sunday.

He also missed a gilt-edged chance against Dnipro in the Europa League, and looks decidedly low in confidence.

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