‘Tottenham have failed to provide Roberto Soldado with good service’

Pat Nevin reckons Christian Eriksen could be key to maintaining Tottenham striker's form

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Pat Nevin believes Tottenham Hotspur have failed to provide Roberto Soldado with the “right sort of service”.

The Spain international scored his first Premier League goal since March on Sunday as the 29-year-old striker netted the winner in Tottenham’s 2-1 victory over Everton.

And former Chelsea winger Nevin reckons Denmark international Christian Eriksen could hold the key to maintaining Soldado’s good form.

“His movement [against Hull] was spectacularly good, except it was half a yard short. He was getting in the right areas but just missing [the pass],” Nevin told Off The Ball.

“It is a boring, dull, old line, but give him a wee bit of confidence, two or three weeks of scoring in a row, he’ll end up getting there at the right time.

“He just does it naturally. He does it when he is in form or full of confidence. It could well come again.

“He needs to get the right sort of service, that has been part of the problem as well.

“Tottenham’s service has been really sort of odd. It hasn’t been suiting of him. Quite slow in the build-up.

“They’re really over reliant on Eriksen. If Eriksen can start doing that more often, he’ll create more chances for Soldado.”

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