Negredo hoping to nail down Spain starting spot

Negredo came on and scored for Spain last Friday. Credit: PA

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.

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."

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