Tottenham star's 'monumental failure' makes headline news in Spain

Roberto Soldado

Roberto Soldado missed a big chance in Tottenham's win over Burnley.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado's point blank miss against Burnley has created headlines in his homeland.

Spanish newspaper Sport published a video of his miss, describing it negatively but praising his overall performance in the 4-2 win.

They wrote: "Despite the monumental failure, the former Valencia and Real Madrid player was very active throughout the game and gave an assist for the fourth goal for Danny Rose, in a performance that earned him to gain the satisfaction of coach Pochettino."

Soldado's miss going viral will do little for his reputation in his homeland, nor the prospects of Tottenham managing to get rid of him easily.

Spurs spent £26 million to sign him from Valencia, the most expensive fee they have ever paid for a striker.

He has scored just 15 goals in 60 appearances for the club, and turns 30 in May.

Tottenham would be fortunate to get half of what they paid for him based on his form over the past two seasons, and Spanish clubs looking at his latest effort are hardly going to be enthusiastic about spending on him, despite his head coach's comments, clearly designed at repairing his battered confidence.

Pochettino may have given him his backing, but the reality is Tottenham simply don't have other strong options, and if they did, the Spaniard would be looking in from the outside more than he already is.

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