Michel confident of Soldado replacement

Michel Herrero has reflected on Valencia’s need for a replacement for Roberto Soldado and on the team’s preseason tour of North America.

Ahead of flying out to the United States today, Los Che have seen confirmed their 28-year-old captain’s €30m sale to Tottenham Hotspur.

One of the team’s summer recruits has looked to ease concern, as a squad listing just Jonas and Paco Alcacer as strikers heads out for participation in the International Champions Cup.

“Whoever comes in for Soldado will try to do as well or better than he has,” Michel commented, before turning attention to Los Che’s trip out to the US.

“We have begun the friendly tournament here at Mestalla [against Milan] and now we want to go over there and enjoy it all, where it is another world apart.

“The goal is to prepare for the League, the most important thing is to find our pace, present a good image and leave with Valencia on top.

“Valencia should be in this prestigious tournament in which there are other great teams. Hopefully we will do well and find ourselves in a good position.”

The trip goes ahead with Fede Cartabia, who suffered a cervical sprain after a clash of heads in training yesterday.

“We were all scared for him, it was an unfortunate action where he was going for the ball but crashed and fell awkwardly, but the doctors have told us that it is nothing serious, but that it must be monitored.”

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