Valencia to receive boost from Villa's return
Having already received a massive boost in the form of a €50 million financial loan to help ease their economic instability, followed by news that the players' unpaid wages will soon be settled, Valencia will receive another lift for this weekend's clash against Getafe after David Villa made a full recovery from an injury.
'El Guaje' picked up a muscular niggle while on international duty and was rested for Spain's midweek 2-1 win in Turkey in the World Cup qualifiers, but he returned to Los Che and completed full training yesterday without any issues.
The forward is delighted with his recovery, but even more so with the recent news about their financial state.
"The credit loan is positive news for the club and it will be a huge morale boost for us," he told reporters at the end of yesterday's training session.
"We are satisfied not just by the [economic] resolution, but also because the club have always kept us informed about the situation and never left us out of anything. In return, the players have always supported the club in private and in public," he added.
Villa now wants to assure that Valencia complete a sensational week by picking up all three points at Getafe to continue their chase of a Champions League qualifying berth.
"We are convinced that we can win the game and obtain another confidence boost for the final stage of the season," he said. "It is fundamental that we win all our games at home and pick up as many points as possible on the road."
Finally, the 27-year-old spoke about his physical condition and the constant rumours linking him with an exit from the Mestalla this summer.
"After the [first] game against Turkey, I sustained an overload in my quadriceps, but I got a chance to rest on Wednesday and that has allowed me to recover and I don't have anymore problems now.
"As for the transfer news, all I know is that I have six years left in my contract and when something comes up, I will analyse it.
"But since nothing has taken place yet, I do not want to think about anything other than Valencia. I've been hearing rumours for many years and it does not affect me," he concluded.
Los Che will host Getafe this Sunday at 19:00 CET. They are currently in sixth place in the Primera Division standings, five points off the top four. --