While, on a routine check I stumbled on this interesting piece. Valencia's coveted forward David Villa claims Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo.
Catchy isn't it?
Nevertheless, the player ought to be a Gunner by now. He once expressed delight at the prospect of playing for Arsenal: "I watch the Premier League a lot and the team I am much definately attracted to is Arsenal," the experienced striker said.
"Their brilliant one and two-touch football and the whole style of rapid counter-attack which dominates the top level of the Premier League now is the one that suits my game best of all," Villa was quoted as saying two seasons ago.
Well, this is why his admiration for the Gunners haven't yielded the desirable outcome: "We are not in the transfer market for David Villa,"Arsene Wenger quickly asserted during one of his pre-match press conference.
"He has said some very complimentary things about us which we take as a big honour. I rate him highly as a player but I will not make concrete investigations for anyone at the moment."
The striker in an interview with Don Balon (a weekly Soccer magazine in Spain), described his objectives for the remainder of the season and compared the styles of Real Madrid and Barcelona. He coyly refused to divulge information about his much anticipated move.
Q: How do you rate Valencia's season?
A: Good of course, we have not achieved the goals we set in the Spanish Cup and in Europe. But in the Championship (Valencia) ranks high in third place. We hope to improve on that (3rd place) next season and also in the Champions League.
Q: Barcelona or Real Madrid - which style are you attracted to?
A: Barcelona's style of play. Maybe because of their beautiful passing method; more than the combination, it's vivid. Although, in the end, all styles are good if they lead to victory.
Q: Who do you like - Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
A: They are both fantastic football players. And they are probably two of the best players in the world. But I am impressed with Messi. This season he has exceeded everyone's expectation.
Q: How do you see your future?
A: As always, I have a four-year contract with the club, there is a possibility of dissolution. For clarification ask the President of Valencia.
Q: Has Valencia recieved formal proposals?
A: This is a lot of talk, but as far as I know, no.
Q: Are you nervous about the numerous rumours about your future?
A: All that I can do is to stay calm, try to score as much as possible and like always finish the season in Valencia. Then I will think about the team and the Championship.