David 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
New Atletico Madrid man David Villa says he is eager to help the capital club continue winning titles.

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

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

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

"I think he's just like he was as a player as a coach. 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 the Calderon.

"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."