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Roberto Soldado reveals baby heartbreak

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tottenham Hotspur striker Roberto Soldado has revealed that he and his wife have recently had to deal with the personal tragedy of a miscarriage.

Roberto Soldado already has two children, Daniela, 5, and Enzo, 4
Roberto Soldado already has two children, Daniela, 5, and Enzo, 4

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The 28-year-old had previously joyfully announced on Instagram that he and his wife, Rocío Millán, were expecting their third child.

However, things did not go smoothly and they had to say goodbye to the baby.

Speaking ahead of the match against Liverpool on Sunday, Soldado said: "A month ago she was pregnant but unfortunately she had a miscarriage and lost the baby two weeks ago."

The Spain international arrived in a £26 million deal from Valencia in the summer but has failed to justify what was then a club-record transfer fee.

And Soldado admitted life has not been easy recently - with personal issues not helping matters.

He added: "Of course it is difficult, but I certainly don't think that a change of country and a new language is any excuse whatsoever for not performing at the level that I expect of myself.

"I think I've been here for long enough now to have a good understanding with my teammates during a game, which is the most important thing. Let's hope that from now on you will start to see another Roberto Soldado.

"My family feel fine and are settled, so am I. The only thing missing were the goals. They've come along now, so let's hope they keep on coming."

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