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ESPN FC Posted by ESPN staff
Feb 15, 2014

Alvaro Negredo eyes WC starting spot

Alvaro Negredo is hoping his form for Manchester City this season can help him land a starting role for Spain at the 2014 World Cup.

World Cup Daily: Saturday

Negredo, 28, has impressed for City since joining from Sevilla last summer, scoring 23 goals in all competitions.

However, the striker faces stiff competition to make it into La Roja boss Vicente Del Bosque’s starting XI in Brazil, with the likes of David Villa, Fernando Torres and Roberto Soldado also vying for a place.

“It would be fantastic to be the centre-forward for Spain in the World Cup,” Negredo told the Manchester Evening News. “But there is a tremendous competition. You can only do your thing, play well, score goals and hope that the coach has an eye on you.

“I have adapted very well to England, both on and off the pitch. Yes, the weather is not like at Sevilla, it rains a lot. This winter has been awful, but life is quiet and the people are very respectful.”

But while Negredo prefers the weather back in Spain to what he has experienced in England, he feels the Premier League is superior to La Liga.

The former Sevilla player has been impressed by everything from the competitiveness of the division to the support from the fans throughout the country.

“At this point in time the Premier is stronger than La Liga,” he said. “The football here is much better organised, and the finances much sounder.

“It is harder to beat West Brom or Sunderland than a Spanish side from mid-table. The gap between Barcelona, Real [Madrid], Atletico [Madrid] and the others has become too big.

“Here all the teams are dangerous -- especially at home. The pace and the energy are incredible. They have big centre-forwards that can hurt you. The stadiums are full and the crowds are very passionate.”

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