Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo believes his prolific partnership with Sergio Aguero is down to the pair speaking the same language.
The strikers have been in excellent form lately and have scored 15 goals in the last six games they have started together for the Sky Blues.
Negredo, who arrived from Sevilla for £20.6million in the summer, scored his first hat-trick for City in Tuesday's 5-2 Champions League victory against CSKA Moscow.
Aguero scored the other two goals and now has nine goals in his last six matches and Negredo says it is “easy” to play with the Argentinian.
He told the Manchester Evening News: "It's been very good from the first day, and especially with both us speaking Spanish. We understand each other well.
"He's a great player and it's easy to get along with great players. From the first moment we did well together and with him, Edin Dzeko and myself, when we play, we understand one another.
"I'm happy to score goals. For a striker it's a big part of the game, I am delighted to get three so quickly in a team like this and let's hope I can get a lot more - that would be a good sign for everybody."
The Spanish striker is delighted with his start at his new club but insists his team-mates deserve much credit for his recent goalscoring run.
He added: "It's down to the type of players we've got, who have a lot of movement and movement does a lot, it unsettles the other team. We're doing it well and thanks to this are getting a lot of goals."
The victory against the CSKA made sure Manchester City qualified for the knock-out stage of the competition for the first time but Negredo feels the club should aim to go even further.
He said: "A big club like this has to aim high. The team failed in the last two seasons (in the Champions League). We didn't want the same again, the manager wanted to do well and thanks to the team's efforts, and the coach's work we're doing well and have qualified two games ahead of schedule."
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