Tottenham latest, Soldado wanted by two clubs, Pochettino wants aggression

Roberto Soldado

A selection of the latest stories involving Tottenham Hotspur this Tuesday evening

Roberto Soldado could leave the club in January according to the London Evening Standard, with both Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan interested in the Spanish forward.

The striker signed for £26 million in the summer of 2013 but has struggled during his time at White Hart Lane and is not first-choice for Mauricio Pochettino at the moment, with Emmanuel Adebayor preferred ahead of him.

Both Inter and Atletico enquired for Soldado in the summer transfer window and could revive their interest in January, and would have to accept a pay cut to move away from the club.

Mauricio Pochettino is expecting an improvement from his side after their 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday in the Premier League.

The Spurs boss is quoted in the Daily Mail demanding more aggression from his players as they put in a laboured performance on Sunday.

He said: "We need to move the ball quicker, faster. West Brom played a long ball and to try to win the second ball. Maybe we have problem because the second ball we arrive late always, we arrive a lot of time to late in the box of the opposition. We need to be more aggressive in the last third of the pitch.

"We had the possession more than 60 per cent, after we need all we create from the back and build, we need to be more aggressive. We are in the moment we need to set our style and philosophy. This is a normal process, it is maybe up and down in the beginning, but we need to be strong and to carry on and to work hard and believe in our way."

Spurs face Nottingham Forest in the League Cup tomorrow evening as they look to bounce back, and Steve Hodge - who played for both sides - has been talking to the Tottenham website about the game.

He said: “They always were entertaining games and I’ll guarantee here and now there’ll be goals on Wednesday.”

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