Baptistao relishing Soldado partnership

Villarreal striker Leo Baptistao says he is relishing his attacking partnership with fellow new boy Roberto Soldado.

The pair have been brought in by the Yellow Submarine this summer in order to combat the departures of Luciano Vietto, Giovani dos Santos, Ikechukwu Uche and Gerard Moreno.

“I felt very comfortable with Soldado up top [against Sporting Gijon]. He’s sure to bring a lot to the team and also help me to improve,” the former Atletico Madrid man was quoted as saying by Marca.

“Soldado feels very comfortable at Villarreal. At the moment, I see him very happy, cheerful and that’s good for us.

“I’m starting to gain an understanding with [Bruno Soriano], he’s a great passer.

“When you have the ball, the strikers must be very attentive to forward passes and try to score.

“We’ve played well in pre-season but it’s already in the past and now we must think about the League opener, which is important.

“Betis will surely be a tough game. I played for them [previously] and know the pressure that their fans apply [on oppponents]. We’ll try to win the three points with humility.” 

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