Jan Vertonghen backs under-fire Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado to come good
Jan Vertonghen has backed Tottenham team-mate Roberto Soldado to silence his critics and prove his worth.
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Last Updated: 22/02/14 2:02pm
Soldado has come under-fire in recent days after missing a gilt-edged chance in Tottenham's Europa League defeat to Dnipro and the Spaniard has struggled for form since his arrival from Valencia.
The 28-year-old has yet to score in 2014 and has netted only one goal in his last ten games, but Vertonghen is confident Soldado will come good at White Hart Lane.
"It was very unfortunate because in training he scores from everywhere," said Vertonghen of the miss against Dnipro.
"At some time he is going to score one and he won't stop scoring. I hope that day is coming soon.
"He's a very smart guy and there is nobody who wants to score more than him. It's his life. He is practising after training all the time. Missing this chance feels harsh for him but he will come back.
"He is determined to prove himself. He is a very determined person and he did well when he played up front with Emmanuel Adebayor. He just needs a few more games."