Soldado was cursing his luck again, despite what ended up being a big contribution to his side's win in the Europa League last night.
Nothing much is going right for Roberto Soldado at Tottenham at the moment as the Spaniard's struggles in front of goal continue.
Ever since arriving at White Hart Lane from Valencia for £26 million at the start of last season, he hasn't provided the goals that his price tag would expect.
Last night was no exception but he did have a significant role in Tottenham's 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade that secured their passage to the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Soldado cutely but the ball across and over the opposing goalkeeper only to be denied by the woodwork but Benjamin Stambouli pounced on the rebound to score his first goal for the club.
The game will probably be remembered more for the three pitch invasions, and in the reaction to Soldado's performance, there were the inevitable cheeky comparisons, along with some serious comments about the Spaniard's display on the night, and his current predicament at the club.
Here is what a few fans had to say:
Like no one wasn’t excited about Soldado signing 18 months ago and didn’t think it was a coup. It hasn’t worked out. C'est la vie.— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) November 27, 2014
There are so many players that Spurs need rid of. Kyle Naughton being one of them. Paulinho, Dembele and, for his own sake, Soldado too.— Ryan Deeney (@RyanDeeney_T92) November 27, 2014
So unlucky from Soldado, really sympathetic— Daniel Vince (@Daniel_Vince1) November 27, 2014
Haha I spent the last 45 slating stambouli and he scores...... Maybe I should hate on Soldado a lot more.— Mikey (@mikeyyymurphy) November 27, 2014
The pitch invaders at Spurs are more mobile than Soldado!— Mick McGuckin (@Macca04) November 27, 2014
I know I am in the minority but I still believe in Soldado, the guy was close to putting away at least 3 at least last night. (SJ)— COYS News (@CoysNews) November 28, 2014