Brad Friedel reacts on Twitter as ex-Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado scores on Villarreal debut

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Former Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel has expressed his disappointment that it did not work out for Roberto Soldado at the club.

Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel has expressed his delight at Roberto Soldado scoring on his return to Spain.

Soldado netted on his Villarreal debut, scoring the opener in a 1-1 draw with Real Betis.

The goal equalled his tally scored for Tottenham in the Premier League last season.

Former teammate Brad Friedel reacted on Twitter after Soldado found the net, underlining how popular he was in North London.

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It will come as no surprise to fans that Soldado is back on the scoresheet in Spain, where he netted 24 goals in his final season for Valencia, convincing Spurs to splash out on his signature.

He never quite settled at Tottenham, scoring just 16 goals in a total of 76 appearances.

Soldado cost the club £26 million in 2013, and the BBC report he was sold for just £7 million.

The BBC had also reported Soldado expressing his confidence he would score goals at his new club, having lost his confidence at Spurs. He is off to a great start to fulfilling that promise.

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