Negredo hoping for Spain chance

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo is determined to make the most of any chance he gets with Spain.

Last Updated: 13/10/13 at 18:40 Post Comment

Alvaro Negredo: Hoping to secure his place in Spain team

Alvaro Negredo: Hoping to secure his place in Spain team

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Alvaro Negredo is determined to make the most of any chance he gets with Spain as he looks to secure a regular starting spot in the world champions' attack.

Spain do not have a recognised first-choice striker at present with the likes of Negredo, Fernando Torres, David Villa, Fernando Llorente, Roberto Soldado and Michu all competing for the job.

Atletico Madrid's Brazil-born goalscorer Diego Costa might also be an option for coach Vicente del Bosque at next year's World Cup if, as expected, Spain secure their place in their last qualifier against Georgia on Tuesday.

However, with most of those forwards not in the current Spain squad, Negredo is hoping to further push his claims in Albacete, as he did on Friday with the decisive goal as a second-half substitute in the 2-1 win over Belarus in Mallorca.

The Manchester City man said at a press conference on Sunday: "It's very tough in the national team, there are a lot of good players, so when we go out on the pitch we give it everything, and sometimes things go well and sometimes they don't.

"As strikers we live for goals. In the last game against Belarus I was fortunate enough to get on the pitch and score the second, on other days things don't go so well. You need to take advantage of the minutes you get because the competition is tough."

Although it put them on the verge of a place in the World Cup finals, Spain's victory over Group I's bottom team Belarus was not as comfortable as had been expected, and Negredo doubts the Georgia match will be a walkover either.

He said: "It will be difficult because Georgia will get 11 players behind the ball, but we will keep playing the same way.

"Despite the fact that we've teams have made it difficult for us in a lot of matches, we've let few games get away from us. We have to keep the ball and take advantage of the chances we get."


New Sky Bet customers: Claim free £5 bet every week


Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is brilliant! All these years of moral ambiguity, grey areas of offence and context..now we have a simple, easy to follow guide to right and wrong. What did you do today? I kicked the face off a panda . Oh well, you didn't rape, kill anyone or abuse a minor, knock yourself champ.

megabrow (cufc)
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

I

wonder if he'd feel the same way if he wasn't a white, non-jewish heterosexual male. Because Mackay has basically insulted everyone else!

Jay_D
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

C

heers Harry. I was wondering if he'd murdered anyone

Ezy_Rider
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

Footer 365

Ex Juventus and Italy striker Alessandro Del Piero set to play in Indian Super League

Alessandro Del Piero set to be unveiled as the Indian Super League's latest marquee player, Sky sources understand

Indian Super League: FC Pune City coach Lena Fallkvist wants to inspire women in India

Lena Fallkvist hopes her appointment as a coach at Indian Super League side FC Pune City can inspire women in India

Premier League: Harry Redknapp happy with QPR's transfer dealings

Harry Redknapp is convinced his summer transfer business will prove solid enough to keep QPR in the Premier League.

Mail Box

More Fan Mail For Football365...

'Just p*ss off with your righteous indignation will you. W*nkers.' There's a lot of anger going around for what should have been a sleepy Friday afternoon at F365 Towers...

Man United: One Game To Save Season

They have one match to convince decent players that they are worth joining - over to you, Louis. We also have mails on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and Tim...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property