Villa Emotional After Substitution
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.
When Villa was returning towards the Spain dug out, he was filled with emotions. The tears were clearly visible on his cheeks.
Villa has been one of the greatest servants of Spanish football till date. He had made his debut in February 2005 against San Marino. His first international goal came later that year in November against Slovakia.
He played a major role in bringing the world cup glory to his country in 2010. But, he had to miss the Euro Championships a couple of years later because of a nasty injury. After recovering from that injury, Villa never looked like the same player again.
He somehow made the final squad for Brazil, but, there were not much expectation from him because it was evident that his best days were gone.
However, barring the last couple of mediocre years, Villa, overall, had a fantastic international career and there is no reason why he shouldn’t feel proud about it.
As far as Villa’s club career is concerned, it also seems to be going downhill now. He would play in the A-League next season having been placed on loan to Melbourne City by his parent club New York City.
In the last season, Villa had featured for the La Liga Champions Atletico Madrid.