David Villa is rushing the last days of his holidays. Despite not having a clear date when he’ll be able to return to normal training, he has been working hard over the past months to get in shape in order to return to training with his team mates as soon as possible.
He was sorely missed last season at Barça, and also at the Eurocup, where it was clear that, despite winning the tournament, Spain was missing something, or rather someone.
During his Summer Camp in his home town, Tuilla, David talked to the press. Here is what he had to say:
Video by FC Barcelona.
As El Periódico reports, Villa has also been busy these days supporting the mining workers from his region. Coal mining is one of the most damaged sectors in Spain’s economy due to the heavy financial crisis the country is going through. The government is removing about 60% of the funding that helps keeping this industry alive. Some of the miners have been on a strike since May, keeping themselves in a mine near the ones Villa’s father used to work in. Villa said “the country should listen to miner’s demands. I have always supported them, as they are part of my origins, and even more now that they are going through a rough path.”
Images: Marc Casanovas via Sport; Alberto Morente, EFE, via El Periódico