PHOTO: Tottenham Hotspur’s Roberto Soldado looking forward to White Hart Lane match

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado is relishing the prospect of playing against Schalke at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Roberto Soldado joined Tottenham Hotspur from Valencia for £26 million last summer amid much hype and expectations.

The Spain international arrived in English football on the back of three successful seasons at the Spanish club during which time he had established himself as one of the best strikers in Europe.

However, things did not go according to plan at White Hart Lane as the 29-year-old struggled for goals and also failed to adapt to the style of play in the Premier League.

What commenced as a promising season ended in disappointment for the North London club as they finished sixth in the league, failing to quality for the Champions League in the process.

  TeamAppsTouches per gameTotal shotsShots on targetGoalsAssists
Roberto Soldado Spurs 28 29.71 58 16 6 5

Unsurprisingly, Soldado has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane this summer, with some reports claiming that he is not in new manager Mauricio Pochettino’s plans for the new season.

Spanish club Atletico Madrid have recently been linked with a move for the former Real Madrid striker, but Soldado has dropped a big hint where he will play next season by posting the following picture on Instagram with the message: ‘No puedo esperar más por volver a White Hart Lane / Can't wait to get back to White Hart Lane’.

Soldado was alluding to Tottenham’s pre-season friendly against German club Schalke at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

The Spaniard is expected to start, and he will certainly hope to make a good impression on the home fans and assure them that he will regain his old touch this season.

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