Man City striker Alvaro Negredo has admitted that everything he had heard about the Premier League prior to leaving Sevilla is true, and the first thing he did after agreeing to join Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium was buy an umbrella, according to The
The Spanish international may have experienced an unexpectedly decent first winter in England thus far, but the hectic fixture schedule means he hasn’t done too much exploring just yet – but with a four year contract under his belt, the 28-year-old has plenty of time to take in the sights.
He has settled well into the Premier League, and his partnership with Sergio Aguero has seen City scoring goals for fun in recent weeks. Negredo is loving life in the blue half of Manchester, saying: “Most of what I had heard about the Premier League turns out to be true. You look at it from outside and think: “OK, I’ve got my expectations” but then you actually come here and see what it means to people and to be playing in it and you suddenly realise: ‘Wow, my expectations need to go up here!’ That is what I am trying to do and I am enjoying it.”
With a World Cup fast approaching in Brazil next summer, Negredo hopes that he can match the form he produced during his final season with Seville, which saw him bag 31 goals. He missed out on the tournament in South Africa 2010, but his 10 goals from 19 caps certainly show he can cut it on an international level. He admits, however, that he does not mind battling for his place in the City team.
“Competition is good. I like to set myself challenges. I am really happy with the time I am getting on the pitch and hopefully it will carry on like this but I don’t have a problem with fighting for my place in the team.”
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