Tottenham Hotspur’s Roberto Soldado posts Instagram message ahead of Hull game

Roberto Soldado has urged his Tottenham Hotspur teammates to bounce back from defeat by beating Hull City tomorrow.


All ready for tomorrow!! We need come back to win COYS!!

A photo posted by Roberto Soldado (@r9soldado) on

Tottenham Hotspur's struggling striker Roberto Soldado has posted an encouraging message on Instagram.

He took to the photo sharing site to say after training today to say: "All ready for tomorrow!! We need come back to win COYS!!"

Spurs take on Hull City tomorrow knowing that anything other than three points will be considered a huge failure. 

The pressure will continue to increase on the side if they are unable to pick up the victory, and Soldado is one of the players bearing the brunt of the fans criticism. 

The Spaniard has failed to live up to his expensive price-tag, which was paid out last summer, and he still has not managed to hit the back of the net in the league this season.

Soldado only managed to score six times in the league last year and his lack of form means that a January exit looks a possibility. 

Many had hoped that Pochettino's arrival would bring the best out of him, but he has been similarly ineffective. 

Despite playing 11 times he has only hit the back of the net twice - once in the Europa League and once in the Capital One Cup - and patience has worn thin. 

Spurs fans were prepared to give Soldado the chance to adapt after a slow first season, but the fact his problems have persisted means that there is little hope that he will come good. 

The striker's better moments have actually been from his link-up play rather than his finishing prowess and, as a result, he has found himself used as a deep-lying forward more recently. 

Against Aston Villa the tactical tweak seemed to have some impact, as Soldado helped the side pick up a 2-1 victory, but he was not in the team to face Stoke City in the side's last game before the international break. 

That was a match which Spurs ended up losing - their fourth loss out of six at home - and it continued to increase the atmosphere of unrest at White Hart Lane. 

It remains to be seen whether Soldado will be recalled for the fixture against Hull, but if he is he will be determined to repeat his performance in training and finally hit the back of the net in Premier League action. 

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