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Roberto Soldado £26m - You never get a second chance to make a second impression. Soldado’s Spurs career started promisingly, with four goals in his first three games, but that autumnal joy has long faded from the memory and he is now seen as a goalscorer who has forgotten how to score. A Premier League record of six goals in 26 games looks bad enough, and four of those were penalties. Not even being affectionately christened “Robbie” by Tim Sherwood has helped him get his groove back.

Roberto Soldado £26m - You never get a second chance to make a second impression. Soldado’s Spurs career started promisingly, with four goals in his first three games, but that autumnal joy has long faded from the memory and he is now seen as a goalscorer who has forgotten how to score. A Premier League record of six goals in 26 games looks bad enough, and four of those were penalties. Not even being affectionately christened “Robbie” by Tim Sherwood has helped him get his groove back.

Roberto Soldado £26m - You never get a second chance to make a second impression. Soldado’s Spurs career started promisingly, with four goals in his first three games, but that autumnal joy has long faded from the memory and he is now seen as a goalscorer who has forgotten how to score. A Premier League record of six goals in 26 games looks bad enough, and four of those were penalties. Not even being affectionately christened “Robbie” by Tim Sherwood has helped him get his groove back.

Ryan Mason scored with a screamer for Tottenham tonight and Roberto Soldado's follow up proved the Spanish striker simply can't catch a break.

Spurs trailed in the Capital One Cup at home to Nottingham Forest until Mason let fly to bring the home side level and while Soldado did complete the comeback at the Lane, he received more unwanted attention for an earlier mistake.

As the ball rolled out of the goal following Mason's wonder strike, the incoming Soldado looked to nonchalantly fire the ball back into the net. This however was to prove too difficult a task.

The reaction on Twitter was unforgiving on a player who has failed to live up to expectations since his big-money move from Valencia.

"Soldado still can’t score, even after Tottenham have already score," said one tweet.

He did, but that hasn't got as big a response on social media.

Online Editors