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Villa: "It’s an honour to still figure in Del Bosque’s plans"
The Asturian is just three games away from his 100th cap and Del Bosque has stated that the player is still in contention for selection.
David Villa, currently playing in the MLS for his new club, New York City FC considers it an “honor" to still figure in "the plans" of Vicente del Bosque. Villa is just three games away from his 100th appearance for ‘La Roja’.
The coach last weekend stated how Villa is still "a very important player for the national team and has a fantastic track record for Spain". Villa has played 97 internationals with Spain and is top goal scorer in La Roja’s history.
The striker is enjoying his new experience in Major League Soccer (MLS), and made history by scoring the first goal in the history of NYCFC in the MLS. “It was a great moment. When people review the history of the club in future years, they will remember the first goal and it’s an honour that I was fortunate to be the scorer. It’s certainly one of the most important goals in my career", assured the player from Tuilla
Villa also commented on the speculation that Xavi Hernández is set to join the New York based club when the European season finishes. "Yes, we’ve spoken, but at the moment he’s at Barcelona, he has, I think, another year left to run on his contract and I haven’t pushed him on his future plans and even if he did tell me something, I certainly wouldn’t reveal it", he added. "Xavi would fit into any league in any part of the world. I’d be delighted as he’s a great player and a close friend", he concluded.