Roura Heaps Praise On Villa
11 January 2013
Barcelona assistant coach Jordi Roura believes that striker David Villa will get back to his best soon.
The Spain striker helped Barca to an emphatic 7-0 aggregate win over Cordoba in the Copa del Rey with two stunning strikes in their 5-0 win on Thursday night.
Roura admits that he was impressed by the whole team, but took the opportunity to also single out Villa's performance.
"If there is something worth noting about this performance it is the attitude and ambition displayed by all the players," he told Marca.
"This was a game that we may have entered with a more conservative approach given our first leg victory. However, the desire to put on a show was evident in every player.
"I take my hat off to the players. They were exceptional in the first half and played with great intensity and to a very high level. Their attitude is remarkable and this needs to be recognised.
"Villa's goals were great. He is an exceptional player and he had a great match. It has showed us what we all know, that he is an important player for us.
"He's a real goalscorer and bit by bit, he'll get back to his best level and be even more important for us.
"Alexis helps us a lot, it's admirable how hard he works. It's a good thing he could score, that's important. He had several matches where he struggled to make it count. Today, fortunately, he has put that streak behind."