Things continue to look bleak for Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado after another ineffective performance against Hull City.
The Spaniard has been given plenty of time to adapt to English football since arriving in 2013, but he is showing few signs of improvement.
Mauricio Pochettino has given Soldado a slightly adapted role due to his struggles in front of goal, and he is now on the pitch as more of a creative influence.
Soldado has only netted six times in the Premier League since arriving at White Hart Lane and Pochettino has seemingly given up on trying to make him become the regular goalscorer he was purchased to be.
Instead, he has been handed starts in a slightly deeper position against Aston Villa and Hull City in recent weeks, but he has still found it difficult.
Although Spurs won both contests, largely down to the opposition's indiscipline, Soldado is well below his best and, even if he isn't judged on his lack of goals, his displays look poor.
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The 29-year-old missed a glorious opportunity during the second half against the Tigers, but the rest of his display was arguably more worrying.
For a creative influence, his passing was woefully inaccurate at just 75%. He also only made one key pass during the match and didn't manage to create an obvious opportunity for his side.
Soldado failed to complete a dribble in the contest and did not hit the back of the net with any of his three shots.
As a result, it was another frustrating outing from the former Valencia man and a January exit is looking more and more likely as a result of his persistent failure to find any sort of form.