An interview with David Villa

We sat down with the World Cup winning striker to find out how he's getting on at New York City FC.

August 6, 2015

1. How do you describe yourself?
I’m a very normal, laid back guy.

2. How do others describe you?
I don’t know! As a normal guy, I guess. I hope I’m thought of with endearment by the people that know me.

3. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Professionally, it has to be winning the World Cup with Spain in South Africa. Personally, it is forming a family. 

4. What is your biggest regret?
Nothing. I’ve made mistakes of course, but I try to learn from them, be better, and move forwards.

5. What do you consider your best attribute?
I’m very passionate about what I do and I always try to improve every day. I’m very hard working. 

I’m not embarrassed to admit anything!

6. What is your least favourite attribute?
I like chocolate way too much!

7. What virtue do you value most in people?

8. What is something people don’t know about you?
I don’t know how to cook. 

9. What inspires you?
Excellence.  image 

10. What is your most prized possession?
My kids and my family.

11. Do you have a personal motto?
Win, win and win some more.

12. What advice would you give to yourself as 16-year-old?
I would tell myself to be patient and keep working hard.

13. What would you have for your last supper?
A good meal with a great bottle of wine. And a little bit of jamón ibérico.

14. What film are you embarrassed that you have never seen?
I’m not embarrassed to admit anything!

15. What is your biggest luxury?
Off the top of my head, a holiday with the family. Maybe my watch… or my car. 

16. What is something a modern day man should possess?
A mobile phone!

17. How important is it to take risks?
Taking risks is necessary to improve and progress in life.

18. Who is your real life hero?
My father. I’ve always wanted to be like him.

19. Which actor would play you in a film of your life?
Russell Crowe.

19½. Finish this sentence: Success is…
the most beautiful thing. 

Details: David Villa’s New York City FC play in the MLS and are part of the Abu Dhabi-owned City Football Group.