Bad result yesterday. But we have 90m more.Confidence!!! COYS pic.twitter.com/G3D7ln28XL— Roberto Soldado (@R9Soldado) February 20, 2015
Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado has given a bit of insight into the mindset at the club after their 1-1 home draw with Fiorentina.
Spurs could only record a 1-1 draw in the fixture, frustrated by an impressive defensive showing from the Italian side.
Soldado was the surprise selection ahead of Harry Kane, but did not let his head coach Mauricio Pochettino down, scoring in the first five minutes of the game.
Taking to Twitter the morning after the game, Soldado described it as a 'bad result', but was keen to add there is 90 minutes for the side to turn it around.
Spurs now have a relatively straightforward challenge in terms of what they have to do ahead of them, go to Fiorentina and win- but the execution of it is likely to be difficult.
Fiorentina had only two shots on target at White Hart Lane, and could even decide to sit back and let Spurs come at them, knowing a 0-0 draw will see them through on away goals.
With the second leg just days ahead of the Capital One Cup final, Pochettino will face another tricky team selection.
Soldado's final message of 'confidence' was aimed at inspiring the teams and supporters they can pull off a victory in Florence, but it also signifies how he may have rediscovered his after last night.
It should not be forgotten amid his woeful form for Spurs, that he was a prolific striker for Valencia, and if Pochettino has re-awakened the scorer within him as he netted his first goal of 2015 last night, he could be a valuable asset to the club between now and the end of the season?