Soldado: Return better than imagined

Roberto Soldado admits he didn’t expect his return to La Liga to go as well as it has, having starred for Villarreal.

The striker moved to El Madrigal after an unhappy spell with Tottenham Hotspur, and was named player of the month by one of the Yellow Submarine’s sponsors.

“My return is better than I could have imagined. I really wanted to return to Spain and especially to a club that has everything it needs to do well,” he said, AS reports.

“The welcome I received was second to none and we have started well, which in sport is the most important thing.

“We know we have a lot of potential in attack and defence if we work as a team. The new players are trying to get to know their teammates on the pitch.

“For now we’ve been effective and that’s because the team is creating chances. We have to continue on that line. The team will keep scoring goals and that’s important.

“It’s always nice to play in Europe and we have a big squad with a lot of quality.

“It’s important that all the players get minutes and are ready to compete. What everyone wants is to play a lot of games. We have to seize the chances we get.

“Hopefully Villarreal can go as far as possible [in the Europa League]. It’s what we’re working for.”

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