BBC Sport - Tottenham 4-1 Anzhi: Soldado hat-trick a 'major boost' - Villas-Boas
Villas-Boas: Soldado deserves respect
- From the section Football
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says Roberto Soldado has had "a major boost of confidence" after scoring a hat-trick as Spurs beat Anzhi Makhachkala 4-1 in the Europa League.
Soldado headed in Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick before finishing well from Erik Lamela's pass. Anzhi responded before the break but Lewis Holtby's delicate volley and a Soldado penalty wrapped up the win.
The victory maintains Spurs' 100% record in this season's Europa League and Villas-Boas says the Spanish striker Soldado "deserves respect" for his professionalism.