Roberto Soldado made a candid comment about his struggles at Tottenham Hotspur.
"If all this had happened to me when I was 22, I would have probably returned home after a month," Soldado said, per radio Onda Cero (h/t Harry West at Goal.com), "I am the only one responsible for my poor form, but I will get better."
Taking accountability is a positive step for Soldado, who must avoid the blame-defecting attitude Sergei Rebrov took on.
Rebrov had irreconcilable feelings towards then Spurs manager Glenn Hoddle.
"I am 100 percent sure that if he [Hoddle] had never come to Spurs I would have become a big star here," Rebrov said, per News of the World (h/t Mark Buckingham at Sky Sports). "Glenn Hoddle broke my heart and my career."
Looking back, Rebrov never got over what he believed was unfair management, which hindered his cause in bouncing back from adversity.
Rather than point fingers, Soldado needs to keep working hard.