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Villa: “The most important thing is for Barça to get goals, not me”

David Villa knows that at Barça, the team should always be put ahead of personal aims, and does not feel he should be judged on how many goals he scores. “Barça did not sign me to be the top scorer, but to help make Barça better”, he said.


05 November 2010 10:03 PM


Roger Bogunyà

Barcelona (FCB).- The FC Barcelona striker added that \u201Cthe most important thing is for Barça to get goals, not me\u201D, and is not gauging himself by his personal stats.

Highly ambitious

Villa scored a brace against Sevilla, but that was not enough to satisfy his ambitions. \u201CNothing I do is enough. I scored two goals the other day but I\u2019d liked it to have been three or four. The team won 5-0, but I\u2019d have preferred it to have been 6-0 o 7-0. I always want more, but I\u2019m happy enough with the job I\u2019m doing so far\u201D, he said.

Defending on the wing

Villa claims to be comfortable whether he is played on the left, right or up front. \u201CI like all the positions I\u2019ve been played in\u201D he said, although he admits he does find it difficult to defend on the left. \u201CNot just here, but in the World Cup as well. But I have learned a lot about defending from Del Bosque and Guardiola\u201D, he said.

Not tired

The Asturian was also quizzed on fitness issues. \u201CWe all had a tough, demanding game the other day, but it ended well against Copenhagen and I hit the post. We\u2019re not lacking freshness. Although we didn\u2019t have a preseason like other years, I don\u2019t think we\u2019re really noticing that right now\u201D.



Chasing Madrid

David Villa knows the game with Madrid at the end of the month is an important one, by which time he hopes FCB will have already caught their main rival in the Liga table. \u201CFirst we have to beat Getafe, because all our rivals are winning at the moment and there is still one team above us. Of course, if we beat Madrid we gain three points on them, but who\u2019s to say we can\u2019t make up those points in other matches?\u201D


  • David Villa during today's press conference (by FC Barcelona)

  • David Villa during today's press conference (by FC Barcelona)