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The reigning European champions failed to impress in Sunday's friendly against China, but the Sevilla striker has insisted things will be different on June 10

Alvaro Negredo has stressed that Spain will be on top of their game in their Euro 2012 opener against Italy on June 10.

The reigning European and world champions struggled in Sunday's 1-0 international friendly win over China, but Negredo has insisted that things will be different in La Roja's first game at this summer's tournament.

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"The first half was pretty ugly to watch because they [China] defended a lot," Negredo stated to reporters.

"They kept things tight at the back, and we misplaced a lot of passes. There's no need to worry, though.

"The match against China wasn't good, but things will be different against Italy. What happened here will benefit us and make us stronger."

Spain's encounter with Italy in Gdansk kicks off at 20:45CET. They take on Republic of Ireland four days later in their second match of the group stage, before locking horns with Croatia on June 18.

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