Alcacer: I can play alongside Negredo

Valencia striker Paco Alcacer insists he can form a prolific partnership with Alvaro Negredo if given the opportunity.

Spanish international Negredo was signed from Manchester City during the summer but has yet to make his debut for Los Che due to injury.

However, 21-year-old Alcacer, who has already represented Spain twice after being called into Vicente del Bosque’s squad for games against France and Macedonia, claims he is relishing the prospect.

“Negredo and I can play together. We can complement each other and I’m looking forward to it, but it is the Coach who decides,” he told a Press conference.

Alcacer, in the Spain squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Slovakia and Luxembourg, admits he was surprised to be welcomed so openly by the other players when he was first selected.

“The others are always in the media and being at such a level I thought it would be different, but I was surprised because they are teammates like any other and I wouldn’t have believed it.

“Many are World Champions and two-time European Champions but they are simple and nice people.”

There were also words of praise for Del Bosque, who gave him his debut against France.

“He is direct, clear and honest. He told me to do what I did for my club, to feel just like one more of the team and not be shy.”

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