Alvaro Negredo has backed his former club Sevilla to show their true worth, if they are given time with Unai Emery.
The club have faltered at the start of the 2013-14 season after a summer of great change that saw a number of notable names such as Negredo depart.
For the Spain international now at Manchester City, though, his former side are still capable of much.
“The team needs tranquillity and time,” Negredo reflected on Canal Sur Radio this week.
“They really have not played their best football yet, but last Sunday’s game against Almeria was one that in another season they would not have won.
“They have many injured players still to come back and when they do, everything will be better.”
Negredo is currently adjusting to life in the north west of England this season, alongside Jesus Navas.
“The adaptation from Navas into the side has been phenomenal. A lot of people doubted his adaptation but he is happy, whilst at a footballing level we all know what he can contribute.
“What do I miss about Spain? The climate, the people and the food. But I have no complaints. I am happy and to go to Manchester was a wise decision.”