As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Granada striker Soldado on empty stadiums: No-one wants this football!

Granada centre-forward Roberto Soldado admits he's fed-up with Spain's stadium lockout.

The 35 year-old former Real Madrid striker is desperate to see fans allowed to return to LaLiga games.

He told Marca: "There is no good part in that. With my character, I like to be applauded and whistled.

"Football is the warmth of the people, the fans, the full grounds ... This is not the football that we want - far from it, I would rather play at the Bernabéu with 80,000 people whistling than in Valdebebas with an empty ground."

On being a senior player at Granada, Soldado added: "If I wasn't a 24-hour professional, I wouldn't be playing at 35 years of age. The day after the game I realise I'm not 25, of course ... but you have to develop a competitive character to stay up there."


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

Carlos Volcano
About the author

Carlos Volcano

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free