Villa targets titles with Atletico

The 31-year-old says he is looking forward to helping his new club continue to grow following his summer move from Barcelona
Atletico Madrid new-boy David Villa says he is eager to help the capital club continue winning titles.

The Rojiblancos have enjoyed a wave of success under coach Diego Simeone, securing the 2012 Europa League crown and the 2013 Copa del Rey.

Villa, who is set to seal a move to the Vicente Calderon from Barcelona, says ge wants the club to grow.

"It's a major challenge," he said. "Being here, coming to a great club and a group of winners."

"I'll try to do my bit and give everything to make the club bigger, so this group can keep delivering titles."

The 31-year-old went on to cite Simeone as one of the major reasons behind his move to the Spanish capital.

"As a coach, I think he's just like he was as a player, with a lot of character, heart and football ideas that speak for themselves."

Finally, the former Valencia man said he is looking forward to playing at his new home.

"The Calderon is a pitch where every player wants to come to play. It's one of the stadia you mark on the calendar with joy as a visitor," he added.

"I cannot wait. I'm looking forward to checking it out, to enjoy this area and these fantastic fans."