Photo: Tottenham star looks miserable after FA Cup victory

Roberto Soldado

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino gives Roberto Soldado his backing.

Mauricio Pochettino has given his backing for misfiring Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado, report SkySports.

The Spaniard was photographed trudging off the pitch looking miserable after the final whistle against Burnley, despite the club's 4-2 win.

Soldado had a superb opportunity to net during the game, only to miss the target completely from point blank range.

Even so, he was backed publicly by his head coach, who still maintains faith the striker will come good.

He said: "Always it's a tough period for a striker when he doesn't score, but I am very happy with his performance, and he knows that we support him. We can talk about different things but for me the most important thing is that he always fights and tries to do his best.

"His attitude was perfect; he was only missing a goal. But in football when you work hard, when you try every day and try to give your best, rewards always arrive."

Soldado has made a total of 18 appearances for Tottenham this season, including 13 starts, yet has scored only two goals.

As Tottenham's most expensive ever striker, pressure is building on the 29-year-old, who was given the nod over Emmanuel Adebayor to start in the 4-2 win, with Harry Kane rested.

Pochettino praised Soldado's attitude on the pitch, it's clear he was disappointed once the final whistle blew, and knows he may eventually run out of chances.

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