Villa: “I’m eager to be at Simeone’s command”

The star striker spoke his first words as an Atlético player on Tuesday

david villa passes medical at atletico madrid

Villa passes medical with Atlético on Tuesday

David Villa passed his medical with Atlético Tuesday morning, a day after his move from Barcelona had been announced.

Upon leaving the FREMAP Hospital in Madrid, the forward, who is expected to join his new teammates for pre-season training shortly, expressed his gratitude for Atleti boss Diego Simeone’s vote of confidence.

“Among the many details and many keys that led to me wanting to come here, it was [Simeone’s] trust in me from the first moment,” were the footballer’s first words in red and white.

“I’m eager to be at his command and to pay back, in each training session and every game, the trust he, as well as everyone at Atlético Madrid, has placed in me.

“I will try to help the group be more competitive. I come here to be one more; to, from the very first day, try to help and, in this case, help a group already set in place to become more competitive and better.
“Hopefully, I can achieve that.”

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    I’m eager to see a World Cup Champion playing for Atleti,
    that’s something I’ve never seen .. and I believe it has never happened

    Bienvenido Guaje

  • Mahmoud

    Well Atletico had the Brazilian Vava (the only man to score in consecutive World Cup finals) in the late 1950s but you’re right, I can’t think of anyone else.

  • Kabir

    Juninho Paulista who won it in 2002, the summer he transferred away. At that point he was out on loan tho. Still our player 😉
    And ya vava won one world cup while with us and another after. So our world cup champions were both brazilian

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Thank You Mahmoud & Kabir for these informations

    but if I didn’t count Torres I can’t count Juninho neither !

  • Kaminero

    If you count in former World Champions then there is still Argentine goalkeeper Ubaldo Fillol, who won the World Cup in 1978 and played in Atlético during 1985-86.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Thank you Kaminero

    so we have Vava, Fillol, and Villa .. anymore ?!

  • super3athens


  • Ahmad Hossainy

    @super3athens Torres doesn’t count, he won The World Cup after he left us

    we are talking about players who played with us while they have a world cup title

    but anyway, Torres will comeback someday, sooner or later, doesn’t matter .. but he will comeback