Soldado vows to prove his worth

New Villarreal signing Roberto Soldado has vowed to prove his critics wrong and get back to his prolific best following a disappointing spell at Tottenham.

After 81 goals in three seasons at Valencia, Spurs forked out a club record fee of £26 million to land the Spanish forward, but after two seasons and only 7 league goals the 30-year old has gone back to La Liga in a reported £7 million switch to the Yellow Submarine.

After the player was presented to the fans, the Spanish international promised to deliver for his new side. He told Marca: "This is a very important step in my career.

"I've been away for two years in which I haven't been able to give my best, but I'm convinced that I can score lots of goals for Villarreal.

"I've spent two very difficult years in England where I lost my confidence. Villarreal's interest has given me the enthusiasm and will to do great things.

"When their offer arrived I didn't hesitate as it is a great opportunity to return to Spain and join a big club.

"I want to return to play at a good level and score lots of goals. I want to go back to being the player I used to be.

"In order to do that, I need to work very hard and give all that I have."