Former Barcelona forward David Villa reveled his favorite side for the upcoming El Clasico of 22 Mar 2015 which is going to takes place at Estadio Camp Nou. He also said that the trio of Barcelona is stronger as compared to that of Real Madrid. In short, David Villa wants Barcelona to win this El Clasico. Read here what he said about the biggest rivalry of football and rivalry of Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo.
David Villa: I want Barcelona to win El Clasico
The former Spanish and Barca forward told to Goal “I hope Barcelona will win. Barcelona’s strike force is better than Madrid’s. Lionel Messi is better than Ronaldo, and I want Barca to win. It’s a really important match for both teams just after the Champions League and it’s come at a great time in La Liga.”
His former clubs Valencia and Atletico Madrid are at third and fourth spot respectively. The player played for both clubs and won lots of trophies with Valencia and Atletico Madrid. Defending champions Atletico Madrid are nine points behind the league leaders Barcelona.
The New York City FC player further also said about financial disparity between the Clasico duo. He told “I don’t think it is uncompetitive, no. Yes, Real Madrid and Barcelona are much bigger than the other clubs in La Liga. But last year Atletico Madrid won the league and this year they are still competitive, as are Valencia.”
“They are really close to that level thanks to good coaching and good players. So I don’t think it’s that bad at all and, anyway, you get richer clubs everywhere.”
Villa made a perfect debut in Major Soccer League. He scored the first ever official goal for his new club and also at home ground Yankee stadium. British footballer Frank Lampard also joined him at the club whose transfer delayed by an extended loan at parent club Manchester City.
“I’m really pleased to be here in New York. I’m living here to play football, and that is going really well, and it’s an interesting city too. Frank Lampard is a legend in football, a really amazing player and I’m sure that when he arrives we’ll combine well. I’m looking forward to it.”
Villa also praised his former Barcelona members. He said “Xavi is a great player but there are other really good players that the club could be interested in. The club will make whichever decision is best for us, but he is a wonderful player.”
So David Villa wants Barcelona to win this derby. Who you wants to win this game?