Getafe vs Valencia CF

Jan, 22 / 21:30 Matchday 8

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
Juny, 12 2018

The players that helped us get back to the Champions League: Carlos Soler

His prize at the end of the season was to train with La Roja ahead of the World Cup

They say that the difficult part isn’t making a name for yourself, but instead maintaining it. The second year at the top level is much harder. Carlos Soler has managed to secure his place as a key fixture at Valencia CF moving forward under Marcelino.

After breaking onto the scene last season, Soler has been able to manage expectations and the external pressures of the game, as well as reinventing himself to play on the right-hand side of midfield. “Playing on the wing I have learned new things. I’ve never been a player to dribble or play vertically. Now I’m much quicker on the move, I notice my stride when I move into space. I’ve been linking up with myself,” the midfielder explained.

He has featured in this position for the majority of his 33 LaLiga appearances, making the most of the chances that he has been given to be deployed in the centre of midfield too when the opportunity has arisen.

In this season, too Carlos has suffered his first injury. He spent almost a month and a half on the sidelines, and yet at the end of his efforts for the season, he was rewarded with the chance to train with the Spain squad ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

Next season, another reward awaits: hearing the Champions League anthem play at Mestalla. “It makes me really excited because from when I was little I always watched it at Mestalla or on the television. To be able to be a part of it when the hymn is playing, it is going to be something really special,” Soler explained.