Soldado: Goals are vital for a striker

Roberto Soldado has conceded he was delighted at bagging a hat-trick for Valencia against BATE Borisov on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old scored all three goals as Los Che overcame the Belarussian champions 3-0 in Minsk, and the former Getafe man has admitted he was thrilled to score.

“Getting goals is always critical for a striker,” he told “And that is even more the case in the Champions League.

“I just hope I can do it in the League so that we climb the table.”

Valencia are currently top of Group F on goal difference, level on six points with BATE and Bayern Munich.

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