Why Tottenham Hotspur should not get carried away with Roberto Soldado’s goal v Everton

Roberto Soldado

Roberto Soldado was on target for Tottenham Hotspur against Everton, but tonight’s Premier League clash against Chelsea is the real test.

Roberto Soldado is a good player - actually a very good player - and he deserved his goal against Everton on Sunday.

It was a lovely and deft finish too from the Tottenham Hotspur striker, who has struggled throughout his time in English football since making the move from Valencia in the summer of 2013 for a reported transfer fee of £26 million.

There are now suggestions that Soldado’s strike against Everton could open the floodgates for him, and that goals will start to come regularly.

Caution, please.

As good a player Soldado is - and he is very good - we have been here before. Last season the Spaniard scored just six times in the Premier League, and every time he found the target hopes of floodgates opening started to rise.

The former Real Madrid striker could never really convince last season and, despite his goal against Everton and his encouraging performances of late, he still remains unconvincing.

On Sunday, Soldado showcased his finishing quality, but on so many occasions this season he has failed to do so.

That goal will have surely have enhanced the 29-year-old’s confidence, but one swallow does not make a summer.

Tonight’s match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge will give an idea whether Soldado has truly turned the corner or not.

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