Former Barcelona striker David Villa may have left European football for good, but he is one of the few star names who won trophies along with Lionel Messi.
Former Barcelona player David Villa is happy with his performance in the Major League Soccer of the United States where he is one of the best rates players.
The New York City FC player has enjoyed much of the limelight since making a move to play in the league. He featured in the All Star game as the MLS faced English Premier League side Arsenal who were on a United States tour.
Former Barcelona forward David Villa contributed a goal as New York City stunned the Red Bulls in a 2-0 defeat. The much anticipated Major League Soccer derby in the Eastern Conference lived up to its excitement as the stunning result means City have broken their poor run against the Red Bulls.
Both teams have met four times with Red Bulls winning every game. Their eight-matches winning streak was broken recently by Philadelphia Union and New York City compounded their worries.
Former Spain international David Villa believes that Nolito can be a success in the Euros in France.
He said that the Celta Vigo can have the same influence that he had in the past in the Spanish team and may help the team achieve great things in France.
David Villa was unable to prevent New York City FC from suffering a 3-2 defeat in their latest MLS game.
The club has been suffering from a very poor run in the last five games and this only worsened following this loss against Columbus Crew. The last victory for New York City FC in the league came in the start of March when they managed to come out on the positive side of a rollercoaster ride with Chicago Fire. Since then, they have been winless in the league and this is starting to affect their league position.
Patrick Vieira has gone from being in charge of the reserve team of Manchester City to becoming the coach of the MLS side New York City FC.
The retired French player was appointed as the new manager of the MLS team back in January of 2016 and David Villa has recently talked about this managerial switch as the Spanish attacker stated that tactics of the former coach Jason Kreis and the ones that are being implemented by Patrick Vieira are vastly different but he just wants to focus on the future with this new manager who has taken the helm.
Some might believe that David Villa’s international career is over, but, the veteran himself has other ideas.
He is looking to return to the International circuit and complete his hundred international appearances.
He is three away from that mark at the moment.
Former Valencia and Barcelona striker David Villa has ruled out a potential return to the Spanish league by claiming that he is committed to his career with New York City FC.
The record goalscorer for the Spanish national team is currently playing with the MLS outfit having moved on a free transfer. The MLS season has just come to a close and it has been a decent start to the North American carrier for Villa. The forward scored 18 goals in 30 appearances for his club. Despite his goals, the club were unable to qualify for the play-offs but they would consider this to be a decent season.
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.