The one statistic that will malign Roberto Soldado even further

Ailing Spanish striker failed to deliver during Tottenham Hotspur's match against Besiktas in the Europa League.

Tottenham Hotspur let a 1-0 lead slip at White Hart Lane earlier this evening, Thursday, as Besiktas came from behind to snatch a point in their Europa League group stage 1-1 tussle at White Hart Lane.

Roberto Soldado was substituted when Spurs had the edge and there is one glaring statistic that will no doubt fuel the fire of those who malign him as the 29-year-old failed to register a single shot on goal.

Seldom-used Soldado returned three goals in Europe last season, but the manner in which he is utilised by manager Mauricio Pochettino fails to play up to his key assets.

The striker at least was responsible for some decent link-up play in the second half but the same perhaps could not be said for Emmanuel Adebayor.

What is clear is that his goal-scoring instincts during his tenure at Valencia in La Liga are a stark contrast in nature to how barren he is for Tottenham Hotspur.

And his cause for a starter's role will not have been aided by the fact that Chingford-born 21-year-old Harry Kane scored the Lilywhite's only goal of the game.

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