PHOTO: Tottenham striker Soldado looks fed up on the bench as young Harry Kane leads victory

Harry Kane stole the show with a hat-trick for Tottenham, while £26 million Roberto Soldado sat on the bench.

Right now, Roberto Soldado could not be further away from being a success at Tottenham.

The expensive Spaniard was an unused substitute against Asteras Tripoli, and looked miserable sitting on the bench in the 5-1 Europa League win.

Young striker Harry Kane scored a sensational hat-trick, and potentially relegated Soldado to becoming third choice for the club.

Soldado missed a penalty at the weekend against Manchester City, a match in which he got to start in part due to Emmanuel Adebayor being on a short turn around from international duty.

the 29-year-old has only one goal in seven appearances this season, that being a strike against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.

There is a very real possibility Spurs ditch him in January, especially if the club decide to go after another striker. There will not be a shortage of interest, instead it is going to be a question of how much of a loss they take on him.

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