Roberto Soldado reflects on Tottenham Hotspur’s defeat to Manchester City in Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado believes that his side played well against Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado has been reflecting on the defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Defending English champions City got the better of the North London club 4-1 in the Premier League, with star striker Sergio Aguero scoring all four goals (click here to read more).

Soldado, who joined Spurs from Valencia last summer for a transfer fee of £26 million, had two good chances to score his first league goal of the season, but he failed.

The 29-year-old failed to convert a spot kick just after the hour mark and minutes later saw City goalkeeper Joe Hart once again thwart him when he tried to turn in a Danny Rose cross from 14 yards.

City eventually scored two more goals to win the contest 4-1, but Soldado was still pleased with the performance of the 10-man Spurs team.

‘It was an open game for both sides’, Tottenham’s official website quotes the Spain international as saying. ‘We had chances to score in the first half and later to go on to win the game.

'In the second half we had the opportunity with my penalty to make it 2-2 but after this when Federico got the red card the game was over... It was a good performance and we wanted the three points but it didn’t happen today'.

Spurs did play well in the first half and competed well with a tremendously strong City side, but one cannot still claim that their performance was ‘good’.

Tottenham lost the match 4-1, and although Federico Fazio’s dismissal on 67 minutes played a part, one simply cannot be pleased with their overall display.

One can argue long into the night about the ‘soft’ penalties and the red card, but when a team lose 4-1, the players simply cannot be pleased with their display.

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