Friday, 2nd May, 2014

Spain and Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has insisted that he is hopeful about featuring in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

The 28-year-old has scored 23 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions for the Citizens since joining the club from Sevilla during the summer transfer window.

Injuries coupled with a dip in form have curtailed Negredo’s playing time in the second half of the present campaign, but the forward explained that he will keep working hard to impress Spain manager Vicente del Bosque in view of booking a place in his country’s World Cup squad.

"It's my dream to be involved in the World Cup – it would be great and is something I am fighting for”, the Spaniard told his club’s official site.


"Not playing regularly here means the national manager has not seen much of me – but I won't give up. Quite the contrary – I am full of optimism.

"I believe he will still have confidence in me. I will carry on working hard in training and score as many goals as possible.

"It's about carrying on with the same dynamic that served me so well earlier in the season."

Negredo made his international debut in 2009, but was not part of the Spanish side which lifted the World Cup the following year.

The former Sevilla man thus far has 21 caps and 10 goals for La Roja to his name.

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