UPDATED: It’s Official: David Villa WILL NOT Play In The Euros

22 May

ARGH! According to the RFEF, he’s not doing as well as expected. I’m really bummed to hear this although I knew it was a strong possibility. Please accept some new La Roja pictures as a form of (admittedly weak) consolation.
UPDATED: Villa just announced it on his Facebook saying “Hello friends! I’ve tried, but after finding that the evolution in the last trainings was not expected, I can’t be 100% to play the Eurocup. This afternoon I called the coach Vicente del Bosque to tell him. It’s the honest thing I could do. I wish the best to the Spanish National Team and I will continue working to return to play as soon as possible with Barça and Spain! Thank you very much to all of you for your support! Cheers.”

(Photos courtesy of RFEF.es, GF Sports & Iker’s Facebook page)

– Lozil

8 Responses to “UPDATED: It’s Official: David Villa WILL NOT Play In The Euros”

  1. Rose May 22, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    As disappointed that I am that he’s not going, I’m glad that they’ve made a decision about his status. La Roja is getting a late enough start as it is compared to the other teams because of the RFEF’s silliness when it came to the date of the Copa Final. I would have hated it if this issue dragged on. This way, VdB can focus on making his squad selection using the best and healthiest players he can use. Get well soon David! I expect to see you and your soul-patch when the next Liga season starts!

  2. Natalie May 22, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    He is honest about it so that is good. Shame though, he scores lots of goals for national team

  3. Allison May 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    I love David Villa & I miss seeing him play. But I love his attitude & his honesty & I can’t wait until next season.

  4. @mezz98 (@mezz98) May 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    😦 I’m sad to hear this.

  5. jellyace May 22, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    I do hope he recovers fully and will be swatting in those goals soon.

  6. black widow May 22, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    i’m sad to hear it for him and i’m sad to hear it for the team. it’ll be so strange without him (and puyi … i adore puyi!). luckily we have a lot of depth to choose from, but still … 😦

  7. headbandsandheartbreak May 22, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    I’m going to miss King Bitchface something fierce. Plus, no Silva/Villa.

  8. April May 22, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    It will be weird to watch the Euros without him, but I’m glad he made a safe decision and didn’t try to force himself back before he was ready. I’d hate to see him extend the injury a la Wilshere or Holden. Still, had to be a tough call on his part.

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