Villa: “Barça, the example to follow”

Villa: “Barça, the example to follow”

In the Copa game against Deportivo Alaves, David Villa (30) scored the 300th and the 301st goal of his illustrious career and the 40th goal in the blaugrana colours. While speaking with Barça TV programme ‘El Marcador‘, Villa said “With so much money nowadays in football, it’s a source of pride that there are 11 home-grown players in a team like Barça. Getting here is really difficult. It’s an example to follow for any team in the world”. Included after the jump are more excerpts from Villa’s interview and a video.

David Villa shared a few thoughts about his opinion on his own career: “When you look at the stats it makes you think you’ve done a good job and you feel proud. I’ve scored some good goals and some very important ones. The best was the one I scored for Valencia against Deportivo from the middle of the pitch. And what’s more we won 0-1. The most important goal was in the Champions League final at Wembley. I’ve always liked to score from headers because it’s not my strength”.

“I hadn’t played a whole match for a long time and I’m very happy to have lasted the full 90 minutes. I’ve made the recovery and I feel great. Since Monday I’ve been training without any ankle problems”, Villa said about his return from injury.

About the Copa del Rey game, David Villa praised the opponents: “Alavés were very good, playing the ball out from defence. We came with the score in our favour but even so it was a bit tricky in the first half. The greatest respect you can have for an opponent is to take things very seriously even though you have a good score line from the first leg”.

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