Tim Sherwood backs Roberto Soldado to return to form

Spurs' Roberto Soldado celebrates after scoring the opener from the penalty spot during the match against Swansea on August 25, 2013
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Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood backs Roberto Soldado to return to form and start scoring goals soon.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has backed striker Roberto Soldado to return to form soon and insists that he had no intentions of signing a new forward in the January transfer window.

Soldado moved to White Hart Lane from Valencia for £26m last summer, but he has failed to live up to his price-tag so far this season.

"We're all right for strikers here. If we added more players to what we've got, it would be impossible to train, too manic," Sherwood told reporters. "It's just a matter of time before Robbie hits the target again, starts scoring and gets on a run.

"He's a good trainer and he's just got to stick at it. We've all been professional footballers, so we know what it's like. What are you going to do? You have to keep training hard, working hard at it and it'll turn around because it always does.

"I'm sure it's not the first barren spell he's had. I'm not putting pressure on him and he's not putting pressure on himself."

Soldado has scored 10 goals in 24 appearances for Spurs so far this season.

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