Beauty and The Beast
- 22 October 2013 09:29
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Alvaro Negredo may not have found the net at the weekend, but the Spaniard continues to impress and attract column inches.
The big No.9 has taken to the Premier League like the proverbial duck to water and he is hoping to add some heavyweight silverware – both domestically and internationally - to his collection over the coming year.
The Mirror have picked up on comments Alavro made recently concerning his twin aims for this season, writing: “Negredo is hoping to reach twin peaks this season - by firing Manchester City to Premier League glory and making himself indispensable up front for Spain.
“The 28-year-old hit-man was used to warming the bench in the past, but now he is in a rich vein of form for club and country.
“He has scored 10 goals for Spain in his last 19 internationals and has also found the net twice in his last three games for the Blues.
“Said Negredo: ‘"I am convinced if I keep playing like this for City I can be the top striker in the Spain team at the World Cup.
The manager has demanded goals from me and that is my target. To be the main striker at City is just as difficult as it is for Spain
‘But I will fight as hard as I can to make it happen. My challenge at City is to win titles. I think that this year we are contenders for the league.’”
The Bleacher Report takes a different angle, instead focusing on blossoming partnership between The Beast and Sergio Aguero.
Rob Pollard writes: “His dummy for Aguero’s first against West Ham was the clearest demonstration yet of their innate understanding. A brilliant through ball from Fernandinho, who himself is growing in stature week by week, was nonchalantly left by Negredo, who knew exactly where his strike partner was.
“It was a superb piece of ingenuity that set City on their way to a comfortable 3-1 victory. Negredo may at first appear like a traditional “Big Man” - a strong, back-to-goal forward who bullies defences. He does those things brilliantly, but he also possesses a deft touch and a fantastic footballing brain. Some of his passing and link play so far for City has been outstanding. “