Spurs star Roberto Soldado has insisted he will not quit White Hart Lane after a difficult first season in England.  But the 26m striker did confess that if he was younger then he may have thrown in the towel by now following a poor season where he has only managed two Premier League goals from open play.

And following his first goal in nine appearances in the 1-0 win over Cardiff at the weekend, Soldado has vowed to show his true quality and repay the fans faith in him.  I have to face the challenge with maturity, the Spain international told OndaCero. “If I would experience this struggling situation at 22 years I would probably go back home one month later but not now. It is a positive experience for me, for my family and for the education of my children. Furthermore, I think we have a great squad and I am convinced that we still can have a good season. I am only guilty about my situation and hopefully I will improve it. Soldado would go a long way to making up for an underwhelming season so far if he fires Spurs to glory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at the weekend.