Speaking to an audience of youngsters at a UNICEF event in Dallas, David Villa explained that the most important goal in his career was the one he scored in the Champions League Final at Wembley last May.
The event was held to strengthen links between UNICEF and the Club and took place at the Dallas
Lakewest YMCA. It was attended by Villa and Thaigo Alcántara, on the day he was named in
Spain’s squad for the first time.
One of the youngsters present asked Villa to name the most important goal of his career and
the Barça man was quick to reply: “that goal at Wembley –because of where we were
playing, for its importance in winning us the game – it just brought the trophy a bit
closer”. He was equally speedy in reply to a question as to which was his favourite shirt:
“my Barça shirt!” he replied immediately.
Thiago: “I hope to be at Barça for many more years”
Thiago Alcántara answered questions about his arrival at Barça and explained:
“I came to the Club when I was 15, but I played football from the time I was a little boy
like yourselves. This is my sixth year at the Club, but I hope to be here for many more”, he
concluded to a round of applause from part of the audience.
The final part of the event centered on advice for the youngsters in their aim to become
professional footballers: “you have to make sure you enjoy yourselves - that will make you
happy” commented Thiago, whilst Villa advised: “try and be good teammates and good
people. Respect your fellow players, because this is a collective sport. At your age it is very
important to make lots of friends”.
During the event, the Vice President of the Fundació, Ramon Pont explained that the Club
intended to continue working with UNICEF: “because we are friends and share values. There is
a lot of understanding between us and through sport we can help to build a better world”.