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Sherwood: Tottenham striker Soldado close to ending goal drought

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood is confident striker Roberto Soldado is just one strike away from opening the floodgates. The £26million summer recruit from Valencia missed sitter in last week's 1-0 Europa League loss in Dnipro, before twice failing to find a finish in the 1-0 loss to Norwich.

"We're waiting for him to take one and then hopefully the confidence will start flooding back for him," said Sherwood.

"He's getting the opportunities to score but he just needs to take one.

"He's fine, he trains well and he's a good lad who works hard.

"Yes, he puts them away in training, but as I say it's all about scoring on the big stage and we know he can do it, we've seen him do it over the years so hopefully he'll finish one soon.

"Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later that he puts one in the net.

"He just needs to take one. It happens, strikers have a lull at times and Robbie needs to get out of this one.

"It's going to take probably one off his backside for it to happen.

"Unfortunately he's had another couple of chances missed, but not only him there were a few other glaring misses I thought."

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