Tottenham’s Roberto Soldado feels in shape for Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado says he is relishing the physical demands of the Premier League

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Tottenham signed Roberto Soldado from Valencia this summer Photo: Tottenham Hotspur

Roberto Soldado says he is relishing the chance to experience the physicality of the Premier League after joining Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

The 28-year-old signed a four-year deal last week after Spurs agreed a club-record £26m deal with Valencia for the Spain international.

Soldado scored 24 goals in 35 La Liga appearances last season, taking his tally to 59 top-flight goals since joining from Getafe in 2010.

And the Spaniard isn’t fazed by the prospect of playing in England’s demanding top-flight.

“I think the most important thing is to be in shape,” Soldado told AFPTV. “The intensity of the Premier League, it’s very different from La Liga and here football is a lot more physical and a lot more difficult.

“But I think that’s good because it gives a lot of rhythm to the game and I think that can be good for me.”

He added: “I am very happy to have this opportunity, to be able to play for a historical club like Tottenham and I’m really happy because it’s a unique opportunity,” he added.

“I hope I won’t disappoint and I will do everything I can to score a lot, which is why they hired me, and be even happier here.”

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