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AVB excited after Soldado Spurs scoring debut

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas was pleased with Roberto Soldado's runout against Espanyol last week for their 1-1 draw.

Villas-Boas declared that he was happy with how Soldado had settled in to the club last Saturday after seeing the Spaniard impress during his first run out at White Hart Lane.

The 28-year-old's movement caused the Espanyol defence problems and he also had enough confidence to volunteer for, and score, a penalty.

The player himself has settled in to London life well, even though he admits his 'best friend' since moving has been his satellite navigation system because of the traffic in the capital.

"I feel good," Soldado said. "The welcome I have received from the club, the staff and all the fans has been phenomenal.

"It was very special to play my first game in our home ground, and to score a goal was a very strong emotion for me. Making the supporters happy is the most beautiful thing to do and I hope to do that again this weekend and for many more times in the future.

"I felt really good from the moment I arrived here. I can't wait to start official competition now and start helping Tottenham win, which is what we all want."

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