Our Spanish striker has first-hand experience of playing alongside and against compatriots Alvaro Negredo, Jesus Navas and David Silva thanks to his time in La Liga with Valencia.
And although Negredo has been sidelined of late, our 28-year-old front man is looking forward to facing up to some of his fellow countrymen at the Lane this evening.
“Negredo is in a great part of his career now, banging in lots and lots of goals,” Roberto said. “If he doesn’t play tonight then that’s better for us! But seriously though, it’ll be lovely to see him and if he does play it’s going to be a really, really hard game.”
Roberto went on to explain how he and the rest of the lads are eager to register a victory over City, in a bid to cloud the memory of the heavy defeat we suffered at the Etihad earlier in the season.
“None of us in the changing room have forgotten the defeat up at Manchester City before, so we are completely focussed to win,” the 28-year-old added. “It’s going to be a very hard game but we’ll give it a good go.
“I think the main thing is to win the game tonight, however we win it. The amount of goals they’re scoring is incredible, especially at home at the moment, so we’ll try and obviously get as many goals as we can to win the game.”