INTERNATIONAL | DAVID VILLA
David Villa: "I’d love to play for Spain again, but it’s difficult"
Speaking at an event today in Gijón, the striker admitted that he would like to return to play with the national team to gain his 100th cap.
David Villa has admitted that he would love to return to play for Spain’s national team but says that he doesn’t see it coming to fruition because "there are so many good, young strikers who have great futures ahead of them".
Speaking at an event today in Gijón, the striker said, "I’m close to 100 games with the national team and of course I’d love to return to play for Spain but just like when I was getting called, it’s entirely in the hands of the coach”.
Villa also spoke about one of his former clubs, FC Barcelona, pointing out that Luis Enrique went through a lot of ups and down but ended “winning the lot” and added that finishing in second place “means nothing at Barça”.
During his time at Camp Nou, he formed one of the most prolific frontlines in club history with Pedro and Messi but considers "the current attack is the best, not just in Barcelona’s history, but also taking other clubs into account".
The player believes that this year’s league title will be, like so many others, a two-horse race between Barça and Madrid “but personally, I’d like other teams to be up there and battling to win the league”, he said.
There were also words for his first club, Sporting de Gijón, who he says must make sure they remain in the top flight. “The most important thing that Sporting have achieved in the last two seasons is filling their fans with pride – and football lovers in general", he concluded.