Valencia striker Roberto Soldado is of the opinion that league leaders Barcelona are a level above everyone else - including closest challengers, and the forward's former employers, Real Madrid.
The 25-year-old addressed the media on Tuesday regarding the form of his own side, and when asked his views on Pep Guardiola's side's winning streak, he admitted that he feels the rest of Spanish football are inferior to their abilities.
He remarked: "Guardiola’s team are at a level that is above the rest, including that of Real Madrid. They [Madrid] are the ones that will have to make do, but I care little about the problem, only about Valencia.”
Soldado also discussed his feeling that his team are picking up victories without playing well, but the points are currently more important.
He continued: “We are not producing great games, although we are getting wins. By having more possession and showing more patience with the ball, the team will have more balance.”
The Spaniard also stressed that from a personal point of view, he feels he should be scoring more often, saying: “Being selfish, I would like to get more goals. I am not achieving my targets, although I am effective, and that is what is important when the team are getting victories.”