Carlos Soler was one of the few positive notes for Spain from their defeat by Sweden in World Cup qualifying. The Valencia midfielder scored in the 2-1 defeat. He spoke to Superdeporte about various issues, including dedicating some nice words to Eric Garcia, who was criticised in the defeat.
“He will give a lot to Barcelona and Spain both now and in the future,” said Soler. “I met Eric in the Olympics, he’s a great guy, as a person, close, humble. This season he signed for Barcelona and I’m sure he’ll do a good job, he has the ability and quality. He deserves it, he’s a good guy and with a lot of room to improve too.”
On Pedri, who he also got to know at the Olympics, he added: “As a person and player he’s a 10, he has a lot of room to improve, obviously, because he’s very young. He’s shown he can play at a great level and I’m sure he’ll keep doing so. I’m delighted it’s going well for him and I hope it goes phenomenally.”