David Villa Explains Media Silence, Happy To Stay At Valencia

'El Guaje' has spoken of his happiness to continue at the Mestalla...
David Villa had been tipped to depart Valencia for Barcelona but he ended up staying with Los Che after talks between the two clubs broke down.

The striker, who has been at Valencia since 2005, has now explained that he did not address the media for over a month "out for respect for my club, Valencia CF".

"I could not spend all summer refuting things, so I wanted to be quiet," Villa said at a press conference.

"I depended on the decision of the club, they have decided for me to stay and I am glad for the goals I have at the start of the season.

"I was told I should leave Valencia for the good of the club, soon after that everything changed and from that moment on I never saw myself out of here."

Villa insists that he does not feel like he has lost an opportunity to play for a bigger club, saying that he has never "felt himself a player of any club", except Valencia.

"There is no train missed because all I have achieved is because of Valencia and the Spanish national team so I do not think any train has passed," he noted.

"I am happy and eager. I have been sincere in everything and, from now on, it's over. Last summer was similar to this one, I spent four months with the same story, but from now on this matter is over."

The Spain international rejected stories that he had conducted negotiations with clubs himself, saying, "I never sat down to negotiate with anyone, my agent did because he can do it with whoever he wants."

Quizzed on whether he should apologize to Valencia's fans, Villa answered: "I did not kill anyone, I do not think I have to ask for forgiveness."

Luís Mira, Goal.com