Roberto Soldado reacts on Twitter after scoring in his first match since Tottenham exit

Villarreal, El Madrigal

The former Tottenham Hotspur player got on the score-sheet in Spain at the weekend.

Former Tottenham Hotspur forward Roberto Soldado has taken to Twitter after he scored his first goal since signing for Spanish side Villarreal.

The 30-year-old flattered to deceive during his time at White Hart Lane, scoring just 16 goals in 76 matches, but he has wasted little time getting back into the scoring rhythm after returning to La Liga.

Soldado opened the scoring in his first match for his new club, netting in the 31st minute against Real Betis.

With the clock ticking down it seemed as though the former Tottenham player had given his side a victory with his first significant contribution since his summer switch, but Ruben Castro had other ideas, equalising with just three minutes of normal-time remaining.

Taking to social media after the match, Soldado wrote, “Pity those two points escaped yesterday; content for the work of the whole team and to score the goal.”

Considering Soldado initially left La Liga for Tottenham with a record of 82 goals in 141 matches for Valencia, it is no real surprise that he has hit the ground running on his return.

It is just a shame Spurs fans did not get to see him at his best, with his homeland perhaps the one country where he can really flourish.

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