CEST Espanyol midfielder Victor Sanchez is ready to take on a bigger role this season after the departures of the likes of Sergio Garcia and Diego Colotto. If the two new captains are decided on how long the players have been in the first team, Victor Sanchez and Hector Moreno would be chosen. German Bona Victor Sanchez recognised that the absence of Sergio Garcia is an important one. “He was a reference on and off the pitch, even if he sometimes seemed a bit cool, it was the opposite, he’s always helped us. But without him and those that have left, those that have been here longest have to step forward.” 07/07/2015 “I’m not going to hide the face I would be really excited [to be captain], the team already know I’m open to the idea and it would be an honour,” Victor Sanchez explained after taking medical tests at Espanyol’s training ground. “We’re not going to cheat the socios and say that we will definitely make Europe or that three world-beaters will come in. They already know how it is and I think that we have a really good squad. We have demonstrated that we are competitive and we will try to be solid, to play well and to make out home pitch a fortress.” Upd. at 17:45 The midfielder maintained his enthusiasm and assured that the challenge is “to equal or improve on last season. Even though there are absences, we’ve maintained the majority of players and it’s important that we have the same manager.