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Pellegrini Praises Negredo

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has praised the efforts of striker Alvaro Negredo, but has admitted that a place in his starting XI is not easy to come by.

Pellegrini confesses that he has a headache selection when it comes to picking who will start upfront for City, but he is confident Negredo will be one of the top strikers in England especially when he remembers how he played in Spain.

“I think that in every game he (Negredo) played he did very well,” said Pellegrini.

“He has scored in all the matches so I hope we will see the best of Negredo, that I saw in Spain for the last seven, eight years.

“He was a very young player when I was at Real Madrid. He started there and after that, every year, he has been a very important striker in Spain. He will be here in England also.”

Negredo is competing with Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic for a place up front, and of those players Pellegrini is unsure who to start.

“No, I don't know exactly,” said the City boss.

“We have four important players for that combination."

“Alvaro Negredo is always a very important option, Edin Dzeko is exactly the same.

“They are different players, but they are both very good players, so the important thing is how useful both are for the team.

“They have competition always for a place, but they can play together also, so they are two important players for the team.

“We have to play seven games in 21 days, so the most important thing is not the 11 that start, but the performance of each player in every game.

“All the players we have, if they give a high performance, have the option to play.”

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