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'I want to make the fans happy'

Posted on 1 December 2014  - 11:15

Roberto Soldado has revealed the impact that 35,000 fans singing his name had on him as he walked off at half-time having struck what turned out to be the winner against Everton on Sunday.

Roberto picks his spot for 2-1He celebrates with Harry Kane and Aaron Lennon

“The moment that the referee blew for half-time everybody sung my name and I welled up a little bit, I had a tear in my eye. It was very special.

“I feel on the pitch when I have a chance everybody sings my name and this is a fantastic reaction from the fans that they support me. I hope to score more goals because I need and want to help the team. I want to make the fans happy.”

Roberto completed the comeback and a big 2-1 victory after Christian Eriksen levelled Kevin Mirallas’ opener for Everton.

It was arguably our best display of the season so far against a Toffees team who arrived at the Lane unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions.

“It was a very important win,” added Roberto. “After a long time without a goal I feel great. I’m just delighted that my goal can help the team to a victory.

“It’s not possible to score every game but now I’m back in the goals I hope this continues.

“I think from the first minute we played with a good mentality and kept the ball and created chances.

“It was my mistake for the goal which allowed them to shoot but after that the reaction from the team was great.

“The fans were fantastic with their support for us - we need them.

"It’s very easy to play when the supporters help the team because you feel in your body that you can give more when they support you. We hope the team and the fans keep the same feeling going.”