Barcelona (9/4 Champions League outright with bet365) striker David Villa believes he is now physically strong enough to play a major part in his side’s quest for La Liga glory this season.
After a sparkling first year at the Nou Camp, the Spanish international suffered an horrific broken leg last December, which saw him miss almost nine months of action.
The Blaugrana struggled without his direct style, eventually surrendering the title to bitter rivals Real Madrid and their lack of cutting edge also added to their downfall in the Champions League.
However, he is now back to full fitness and has already had a positive impact on the side, scoring four goals in his 10 appearances this season, including the opener in Saturday’s 5-0 win at Rayo Vallecano.
Villa (125/1 Primera Liga top scorer with bet365) is understandably delighted by his recent form and believes he is now ready to play a major role in Barca’s bid to reclaim both the domestic title and the Champions League.
“I’m in great shape, and I am very happy to return to playing football again. I am delighted at helping my team win by getting a goal,” the striker told AS. “It’s just great to be back and I’m confident I can help the side win trophies this season.”