'I know people expect a lot from me' - Tottenham striker Soldado says sorry on Instagram

Roberto Soldado has apologised for his recent performances and horror miss v Dnipro in the Europa League.

If there were any Tottenham fans left doubting the danger of Dnipro in the UEFA Europa League - that soon changed last night.

Spurs were defeated by the Juande Ramos managed Ukrainian outfit last night 1-0 - after Liverpool target Yevhen Konoplyanka tucked away a late penalty to take a first-leg advantage to White Hart Lane.

But things could have been so different.

Spurs had chances - the best of which fell at the feet of the man they paid £26 million to put such chances away.

Roberto Soldado arrived with a reputation as a ruthless goalscorer from Valencia in the summer - but has so far failed to live up to that billing. He has not scored since December 2013 and half of his 10 goals this campaign have come from the penalty spot.

But yesterday saw him miss an absolute sitter for Spurs - that could have given them a crucial away goal to take back to London.

With an empty net in front of him - he skied the ball left-footed and sources in Dniproprovetsk tell me they are still searching for the ball:

It was a poor attempt - and now Soldado has apologised via Instagram.

He has told his followers on the social network that - I know people expect a lot from me,and I still have not seen, work for it and get it.

He also went on to add a little tribute to the people of Ukraine for all their current hardships - which was a nice touch…

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