Roberto Soldado
Roberto Soldado isn't guaranteed a starting place for Tottenham against Manchester City.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado claims the club are looking forward to beating Manchester City as they seek revenge for their humiliating 6-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium last November.

Manuel Pellegrini's side started that day on an unbeaten run in all competitions that now stands at 19 games, winning 17 and scoring 64 goals in the process.

However, in an interview with Tottenham's official website Soldado claims that Spurs are ready to put an end to the City's impressive run with a victory.

"None of us in the changing room have forgotten the defeat up at Manchester City before, so we are completely focused to win," the Spaniard said.

"It's going to be a very hard game but we'll give it a good go. I think the main thing is to win the game tonight.

"The amount of goals they're scoring is incredible, especially at home at the moment, so we'll try and obviously get as many goals as we can to win the game," the 28-year-old added.

Soldado is also especially looking forward for the game against City as he can face four of his compatriots and friends Jesus Navas, David Silva, Javi Garcia and Alvaro Negredo, the latter who is yet to return to action after an injury.

"Negredo is in a great part of his career now, banging in lots and lots of goals. If he doesn't play tonight then that's better for us! But seriously though, it'll be lovely to see him and if he does play it's going to be a really, really hard game."

Tottenham have improved their results since Tim Sherwood's appointment, collecting 16 points from their last six Premier League games – including a victory over Manchester United.

However, Soldado's struggles in front of goal have continued and Sherwood has left him warming the bench during Tottenham's latest game against Swansea.