David Villa wins MLS MVP award : “I’m very proud to receive this award” – David Villa as won the Major league soccer’s MVP award for 2016. He fought and beat off competition from Sacha Kljestan and Bradley Wright-Phillips of the New York Red Bulls, as well as Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco.
Villa said “I’m very proud to represent NYC FC and to receive this award, It’s a big day for me because this is one of the things I said I wanted to do when I came here two years ago”.
“This is an important day in my career – “To be a winner of all the voting when you see the MLS with the big players, means a lot to me. It’s one of the best days of my career.”.” He Added.
“It means a lot,” he said to the group of assembled media after a formal presentation with MLS commissioner Don Garber. “It’s the example I want to show to the people in America, in MLS, day by day. This award is a lot to me because the vote for this award is from everybody working in MLS, like the community of the players, coaches and the journalists.”
He was completely and visibly joyful as he posed for photos with his family and friends, and also when he got a surprise from the league via a video that contained congratulatory messages from former European based teammates like Gerrard, Pique and Xavi.
NYC FC head coach Patrick Vieira, has said that villa didn’t miss any training during the season, “He’s always there, training hard, working hard, talking to players”. He is humble and always positive, that is why he is successful. He Further said.
When Villa hang up his cleats is still unknown, but he made this statement that “In a few years when I retire, I hope everyone remembers me as a great professional, a great friend,and a great teammate.”
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