‘I live for goals’: Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo hopes habit of finding net will ensure national team spot

By Tim Hyde

Fresh from netting the winning goal for Spain on Friday Manchester City’s Alvaro Negredo hopes his goal scoring exploits will be enough to ensure a starting berth for the World Champions.

The Spaniard fired home to ensure La Roja clinched three vital points against Belarus after coming on as a second-half substitute.

While the European and World Champions rarely play with a recognised striker Negredo hopes that he impressed enough to force his way into the team – just in time for the World Cup.

“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,” the forward said at a press conference.

“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.”

Spain are now on the verge of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup and a victory over Georgia in the final game will ensure that they line-up Brazil to defend their crown.

But, after a difficult clash against bottom side Belarus, the Blues frontman doubts the Georgia match will be a walkover.

“It will be difficult because Georgia will get 11 players behind the ball, but we will keep playing the same way,” he said.

“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.”

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