Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado just cannot catch a break right now. First off, his big move to the Premier League has not gone according to plan as he could only muster 11 goals in 36 games - with many goals being penalties.
Furthermore, despite scoring the same amount of goals in less games than Fernando Torres, it is the Chelsea striker who got the nod for the final striking position in the Spanish World Cup squad. Soldado's omission is means it is yet another international tournament he has missed since making his debut in 2007, ultimately meaning he has missed out on Spain's greatest period (two European Championship's and a World Cup win).
As a final kick in the backside, Soldado appears to be a man wanted by no one. Rumours surfaced his nightmare at Tottenham would be coming to an end as Atletico Madrid seek to replace Chelsea bound Diego Costa. However, fans of the La Liga Champions have taken to social media to voice their concern using the hashtag #UnAtletiSinSoldado, translated as An Atletico Madrid without Soldado.
Whilst initially seeming harsh, the backlash is mainly based on the fact he was a graduate from the Real Madrid academy. Soldado joined the club in 2000 and after many years in the B team, finally made is appearance for the main team in 2005.
Moreover, Soldado sullied his name even further by clattering former Atletico Madrid favourite Radamel Falcao in 2012.