Villa Confident That Madrid Can Win The Title
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.
Villa has been instrumental in the success achieved by Atletico, as he has been able to fill in for star striker Diego Costa whenever the 25-year-old has been injured. Due to the work rate required to play for Diego Simeone’s team, Villa has been unable to complete 90 minutes for most of the matches. Also at 31 years of age, he is slowly climbing down the ladder from his peak. The record Spanish international goalscorer says that the club are aware that Atletico will be regarded as the favourites going into the last two matches.
Atletico suffered a 2-0 defeat against Levante last weekend.
“For us there are no surprises. The only reality is that if we win the last two matches we are champions. I imagine that the thinking of Barcelona will be the same. Out of the three teams, we are the best placed because our destiny is in our own hands. We know it is very difficult to win a league championship. We knew it would be difficult right until the last minute, so our idea of working and just winning the next match has not changed,” said the Atletico Madrid striker.