Sevilla ace Negredo shakes off injury worries for Sporting Gijon clash

Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo is confident being fit for their clash this weekend with Sporting Gijon. Negredo missed Spain's Euro qualifiers due to a hamstring problem.

Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo is confident being fit for their clash this weekend with Sporting Gijon.

Negredo missed Spain's Euro qualifiers due to a hamstring problem.

He said on his club's website: "The feelings are very good but we need to wait for the scan to see the state of the injury.

"I'm a player who can play with pain, but this is a delicate area. But if nothing shows up in Thursday's scan then I'm going to try and play."

Missing the Spain matches was a blow for the former Real Madrid striker as he tries to earn himself a place in next year's Euro 2012 squad, but he hopes good club form will keep him at the forefront of Vicente del Bosque's plans.

"There's a long way to go, it's all related to doing things well with my team and then when the (Spain) coach gives you a chance, continue working along the line that I'm following which I think is correct," he said.

"Now I have to maintain my level, make it difficult for the national team coach. The European Championships is a train that is far off but I will do everything possible to be on it."

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