Negredo: Sevilla must take it game by game
Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo is refusing to get carried away, despite seeing his side's bid for a European berth receive a huge boost over the last week.
The Andalusians looked in danger of being sucked into the relegation dogfight after picking up just one point from their opening three matches in March, but things are now looking a lot brighter following successive 3-0 away wins over Racing Santander and Granada.
Those results have seen Sevilla climb back up to ninth spot and, combined with defeats for Atletico Madrid, Espanyol and Levante this weekend, they are now within five points of the four teams immediately above them.
Nevertheless, Negredo has warned against looking too far ahead as they seek to salvage something from what has been a hugely disappointing season to date, saying following last night's win over Granada: "This is the path to follow, that's the only thing we need to think about.
"This weekend's results have benefited us a little, but we have to think about us, about doing things well. We shouldn't think about the Europa League, we need to take it game by game."
On a personal level, the 26-year-old was pleased with his contribution in last night's win. The Spain UEFA EURO 2012 hopeful opened the scoring with his first goal in over two months and also helped set up Sevilla's second for Manu del Moral.
Negredo, who returned to action earlier this month following a thigh injury, told SFC Radio: "I'm feeling good.
"The injury has affected my performances a little and this is the only way to get my confidence back and try to help the team, not only with goals but with my play and attitude."