David Villa is happy with the way he is playing and feels that it is good to have so much quality in the team. As for Leo Messi, he defines his fellow striker as ‘extraordinary’.
David Villa has got his second season at FC Barcelona off to a fantastic start, with five goals,
two more than at the same stage of last season. He is now fully adapted to the team and said today
that “they always say that when I score it is like a release and when I don’t it adds
to the pressure. But my job is not only to score goals, I try to help the team, I have done that
all my life … I am very happy both on and off the pitch and I hope to stay here a very long
Cesc and Alexis have certainly made the team stronger. “There are players here
that have always been in the first eleven. But there are more than eleven of us here and not
everyone can play. Whoever plays, helps the team”, says Villa, who understands that Guardiola
changes the team depending on the needs of each match. “Healthy competition leads to very
positive things for the team. I try to do my job as well as possible whenever I get to play”.
Messi’s team mates are the first to praise the greatest player on the planet right now.
“He is doing incredible things. Every day he surprises us with a new records, he is
surpassing himself. Nobody compares with him and we are so happy that he’s wearing our shirt
each day … He is extraordinary, unique, wonderful.” Villa also spoke about Xavi, who
“always plays well … Messi is also better thanks to how he plays”.
After thumping Atlético Madrid 5-0, Barça seem to be back to their old
selves. They played some magnificent football on Saturday, but Villa knows they have to take things
a step at a time. “Barça play a very high level of football, but each day is different and no
team is unbeatable … But we sense that the fans are excited. They know how much potential
we’ve got and what we can do, but we are aware that is only just starting”.