Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies has been singing the praises of teammate Roberto Soldado.
Spain international Soldado scored his first Premier League goal of the season on Sunday when he found the target against Everton on the stroke of half time.
It proved to be the winning goal of the match at White Hart Lane and ensured all three points for Spurs.
Soldado, a £26 million summer from Valencia in the summer of 2013, has been struggling all season, but Davies has now revealed that the 29-year-old works very hard in training.
“Everyone was delighted for him,” London24.com quotes the 21-year-old as saying. “He’s been working his socks off for the team, he’s been working really hard and he’s such a good guy as well. We’re all very pleased to see him get his name on the scoresheet.”
Soldado’s quality cannot be disputed: his record in Spain proves that he is a top-quality striker. However, for one reason or the other the former Getafe star has yet to come to grips with the Premier League.
In the last few matches, the former Real Madrid striker has played well for Spurs, and his goal against Everton is certainly going to boost his confidence.
Despite Soldado’s barren run, manager Mauricio Pochettino kept his faith in him. Perhaps it is time that the striker repays the trust of the manager.