David Villa announced he would end his career as a footballer. The end of the year was chosen as the retirement time of the former Barcelona player. At present, Villa is still under contract with a J League club, Vissel Kobe.
At the club, Villa still has three matches left. Although Kobe still leaves one match of the Emperor’s Cup semifinals at the end of December, management has confirmed Villa will play the final match on December 7 against Jubilo Iwata.
“Actually, I was thinking about this for a long time. This is the decision of the results of my discussions with my family and relatives,” Villa was quoted as saying by Goal, Wednesday (11/13/2019).
“I want to retire from football, not forced to retire from football because of physical conditions,” continued the player who had defended Atletico Madrid. Turning the story around, Villa began his professional career by joining Sporting Gijon.
“I have lived and played in New York for four years. I love the culture, food, people, passions, and football. I’m ready to develop a football club in Queens,” Villa continued.
“I am thrilled with my career. I am very proud. I fell in love with this sport since childhood, and I want to continue to give the best to this sport. And now, my future is in Queens,” he concluded.