Soldado talks about future and praises Tottenham fans

The Spain international forward has dispelled rumblings that he could return to his homeland in the summer and thanked the White Hart Lane crowd for their backing.

Much has been expected of Spanish striker Roberto Soldado since a big-money summer move from Valencia to Tottenham.

Despite netting a couple of penalties in the early days of the campaign, the Spain international has struggled for form since his switch to North London.

With rumours that Atletico Madrid may well be willing to put an end to Soldado’s torturous time in England, the striker has claimed that he will stay and fight to improve at Tottenham.

"If all this had happened to me when I was 22, I would have probably returned home after a month, but I believe it is a positive experience for me, my family and for the education of my children," he told Radio Onda Cero.

"I am the only one responsible for my poor form, but I will get better. We have a great team and I am convinced we can have a good season."

Soldado netted the winner in the 1-0 victory over Cardiff last time out and admitted his first goal for 2014 was long overdue.

"It was a much-needed goal for me and especially for my team-mates and the fans,” he continued.

"Despite all the time I have gone without scoring a goal, the support they have given me socially has been incredible.

"Every time I touch the ball I feel there is great expectation and people are hoping for the best for me - I feel wanted here even though I haven't given them anything at the moment."

Soldado has a phenomenal goalscoring record in La Liga and has struggled to adapt to life in another country.

Despite a slow start to his time at Tottenham, the majority of the club’s fans seem to back the forward to come good.

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