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.
He immediately marked his return to the first-team action by scoring the goal in this match, but has said that it will be a little while before he returns to top form. He has said that he is more than happy to be introduced within the team. Aside from returning to the Barcelona first-team, David Villa was also part of the Spanish team that recently thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in a recent friendly match. David Villa replaced the Chelsea striker Fernando Torres in the 52nd minute. He scored just after 10 min after getting onto the pitch through a penalty.
“I feel good. I’m finally feeling normal after such a long time. I’m being named in the team, I’m available to play, and I’m getting some minutes on the pitch. But I need more time. I’ve been recovering for months, almost eight months without competing, and getting back to form requires time. So I have to be patient because I won’t be able to help anyone if I rush things now. Everything I’ve lost so far won’t be won back no matter how hard I work,” said David Villa after the Spain’s friendly match against Saudi Arabia.