Soldevilla looking to dump Barca
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 23-year-old defender would be delighted to add to Barca's woes and win a game that would see Espanyol leapfrog their city rivals in the table.
Javier Clemente's side are third from bottom in the table, but Barcelona are just two points above them.
"Why should I deny it?" Soldevilla beamed when asked if he would like to send Barca crashing.
"I have been at Espanyol for many years and we have always been in the shadow of Barcelona.
"So, if beating them means that they would drop into the relegation zone then I would be incredibly happy.
"We would move above them and we would all love to do that. It hasn't happened very often in the history of the league.
"Espanyol will be very, very motivated and I think Barca will not be ready for what is waiting for them. This game will be a spectacle.
"Circumstances have certainly changed. Many years ago, there was not much excitement in the build-up to these derby matches.
"There was always too much difference between the teams. They were the rich club and we were the poor relations.
"I know that the club like these games because of the huge amount of money it generates, but there are things that money just cannot buy.
"There would honestly be nothing better than beating them."