Spain coach Del Bosque happy with Valencia striker Soldado

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque was delighted with the performance of Valencia striker Roberto Soldado against Venezuela.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque was delighted with the performance of Valencia striker Roberto Soldado against Venezuela.

A half-time substitute, Soldado made it 4-0 with a quick-fire double after earlier goals from Andres Iniesta and David Silva and, despite missing a penalty, completed his hat-trick seven minutes from time.

Del Bosque said: "I have to commend Roberto Soldado because he did what a striker should do: finish.

"He finished well to complete fine build-up play from Jordi Alba, Santi Cazorla and Alvaro Arbeloa, among others."

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