David Villa reveals the story behind his Barcelona success.

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David Villa Sanchez enjoyed a successful three-year spell at Barcelona. W​which he admits was largely bolstered by Lionel Messi.

Former Spain striker David Villa Sanchez has hailed Lionel Messi as a key reason behind his success during his three-year stint with Barcelona. Where he scored nearly 50 goals. According to a report from Mundo Deportivo on Sunday. 

The 41-year-old former striker joined Barcelona from Valencia in the summer of 2010. Scoring 48 goals in 119 appearances during his three seasons at Camp Nou 2 La Liga titles, 1 Champions League, 1 Copa del Rey, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup and 2 Supercopa de Espana time.

‘I scored almost 50 goals in three years, almost all of them with Lionel Messi.’ Villa said of his time at Azulgrana UFABET

When asked about his favorite goal of the period. Villa replied: ‘My goal in the 2011 Champions League final’, with the 41-year-old netting the third in Barcelona. Lona beat Manchester United 3-1 and was also involved in the first two goals.

Villa also said of his experience with Messi: ‘Having Leo Messi by your side is a blessing, often when things get complicated. He will always come with a solution.’

When asked about the scandal surrounding Barcelona’s Case Negreira, Villa declined to mention the issue. Stating that referee mistakes are part of the game

‘The truth is, not at all, in Barcelona or at any other club. Referees make mistakes like us. Their job is difficult. It was a short-term decision,’ Villa said.