Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo says he’s very happy to be playing for the Citizens, and to be partnering Edin Dzeko.

The Spaniard joined the Premier League giants from Sevilla this summer, and has scored 18 goals in all competitions.

And after scoring his second hat-trick of the season last night, as City put 6 past West Ham in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final, the forward described his pleasure playing alongside Dzeko.

“People were able to see today, when we play together we feel comfortable. We try to find each other and we got the results,” Negredo told

“I’m very happy, obviously, but especially about the team. We got the victory so that’s what matters in the end.”

Dzeko has stepped into the starting line-up ever since Sergio Aguero picked up a calf injury at the start of December. The Bosnian has scored 5 goals in all competitions whilst Aguero has been on the treatment table, helping City continue their high-scoring form.

With Aguero close to return, Dzeko is likely to be put back onto the substitutes bench, with Negredo expected to partner the Argentine up front. But a strong partnership between Negredo and Dzeko has shown Pellegrini he can still cope with out City’s 2012 title-winning goal scorer.

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