Atletico Madrid skipper Gabi has hailed the club’s capture of Spain international striker David Villa from Barcelona for a measly € 5.1 million to fill in the void left by Radamel Falcao who left the capital giants for a big money move to French club AS Monaco this summer. The midfielder has claimed the signing of the player by the club this summer only goes to show that it means business following its return to the UEFA Champions League after a prolonged gap.
Last season was a pretty hard one for Aston Villa and their new manager Paul Lambert, as the young team he put faith in found itself embroiled in the relegation struggle for much of the season – so you would have to put bets on next season being exactly the same, right?
Well not necessarily, as these young players will now be a year older and better for that fraught experience, and Lambert is a proven quality manager. Villa’s next competitive game however is a tough trip to Arsenal on the opening day of the new season, and the bookies don’t fancy their chances.
David Villa has said that Spain desperately wants to secure three points in the upcoming World Cup qualifier against France which is going to be played on Tuesday at Stade de France.
Spain’s previous World Cup qualifier against Finland ended in a draw. That was an unexpected result. That draw brought Spain down in the Group I points table. Before that match, Spain was ahead of France on the basis of goal difference.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has once again stated that he is a long-term admirer of the Barcelona striker David Villa, but has refused to make a move for the striker after being rejected in the January transfer window.
The Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has rejected reports that the striker David Villa will be sold in the January transfer window. The 30-year-old Spanish international striker has seen very little action at the club since his return from injury. He spent almost a year on the sidelines, but he has found the goal scoring touch immediately upon his return.
The Barcelona attacker David Villa has said that he is certainly not happy with life at the camp Nou due to the fact that he is not starting matches. It is almost a year since the Barcelona forward suffered a terrible injury that has kept him out of the major competitions including the Euro 2012.
The striker of Barcelona, David Villa, has said that he wants to get more starting opportunities at Barcelona. David Villa hasn’t got many starting opportunities after his comeback.
However, in the recently played Copa Del Rey match against Alaves, some regular first XI members of Barcelona were given rest and Villa was included in the starting XI. The Spaniard grabbed that opportunity with both hands and played brilliantly in the entire match.
The midfielder of Manchester City, David Silva, has denied the reports that his new contract with City has a clause according to which if he wants to leave City for joining any Spanish club before the completion of his contract, he can do that. Silva’s contract with City has been extended for the next four years a few weeks back.
The Barcelona striker David Villa has said that he does not expect to hit top form immediately after his return to the first-team. The former has a striker was injured for the last eight months after breaking his tibia in the Club World Cup match in December.
As a result of the injury, he had to miss a number of crucial matches and tournaments including the Euro 2012. The 30-year-old striker, however, has recovered sufficiently in order to be part of the Barcelona first-team in the opening few matches of the season. He was a 75th minute substitute in the match against Real Sociedad.
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has said that he is extremely happy to see his fellow teammates David Villa return from injury after having not seen him in action for the Catalan club for the last six months.