Former Barcelona striker David Villa has likened the situation faced by Pedro in the last few months to the situation that forced his exit from the club to Atletico Madrid a few years ago.
Villa spent three years at the Camp Nou and was part of the Barcelona team that is still regarded as the best in the history of the game. The 2011 team managed to win a whole host of titles including the Champions League. Villa scored in the final of the 2011 Champions League, but he did not stay at the club for much longer. Changes in the tactics meant that he was on the bench more often than not.
New York City FC’s star striker David Villa says that his team are very much looking forward to receiving Frank Lampard into the squad.
Former Barcelona striker David Villa says that he is confident that his former team can win the treble this campaign.
The striker left the Spanish club on a free transfer after his contract came to an end. Villa knew that he did not have a future left at Barcelona after falling down the pecking order. His importance was further reduced after the club decided to sign Luis Suarez from Barcelona even before the World Cup 2014 began. Suarez moved to the Camp Nou just after the World Cup had completed. Villa will now be playing in the MLS for New York City FC.
Ricardo Kaka and David Villa both made their debut in the Major League Soccer (MLS) on March 8 as New York City FC and Orlando City SC faced off against each other in a match that finished with a 1-1 scoreboard but it was a significantly better debut for Kaka than Villa as the Brazilian player was able to score a goal and rescue one point for his team while David Villa did not have such a big impact in the pitch.
David Villa originally signed a 10 match long loan deal with Melbourne City but he was recalled by New York City FC sooner than initially expected and now the Spanish forward has returned to the MLS.
The experienced attacker scored twice in 4 appearances when performing with Melbourne City and the manager of the club thanked Villa for his contributions to the team as he also attracted attention to the Australian team as they received more attendance than before due to the Spanish forward.
Former Valencia and Barcelona striker David Villa says that he is not sure whether he would be returning to the Australian A-League in 2015.
Former Spain striker David Villa has claimed that the reason behind his move to New York City FC is not for financial reasons. The striker recently ended his glittering career in European football after deciding to join New York City FC on a free transfer. His contract with Atletico Madrid came to an end last season and he decided not to stay in European football despite being only 32 years old. The striker has had a spectacular career in which he has represented the likes of Valencia, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid.
David Villa couldn’t hide his emotions when he was substituted in his last international match against Australia a few days back.
That was Spain’s last game in the FIFA World Cup 2014 and Villa had been included in the starting XI by the manager Vicente Del Bosque. They veteran striker proved that decision right as he made an impact in the 36th minute with a goal.
But, in the earlier parts of the second half, Bosque decided to call Villa back and send the Manchester United player Juan Mata out there.
Former Barcelona and Valencia striker David Villa has revealed that he will retire from international duty after the World Cup 2014. The 32-year-old is the record goalscorer for the Spanish national team. He is part of the squad that has been announced by Vicente del Bosque for the upcoming tournament. However, he is set to leave European football and move to New York City FC in the summer. A deal to take him to the MLS has already been announced as the new franchise did not have any troubles in negotiating the contract.
Former Barcelona striker David Villa has stated that he is confident that Atletico Madrid can win the title this season. Atletico Madrid will be going into the final two matches of the season looking to see the league title with just one win from these matches. Given that the final match of the season is against Barcelona, they will want to ensure that they can to the Camp Nou has the champions. Valencia in the last team to win the league title apart from the duo of Barcelona and Real Madrid. This happened back in 2004 and it is set to happen almost a decade later.