Villa with Sergio Busquets, Emili Ricart and Pepe Costa / PHOTO: @Guaje7Villa

On Sunday it will be exactly four months since David Villa broke his leg in the semi final of the World Club Cup in Japan, but he is recovering well and today posted a photo on his Twitter account (@Guaje7Villa) of a photo on top of La Mola – a 3,000 foot mountain just outside of Barcelona – with Sergio Busquets , trainer Emili Ricart and Pepe Costa of the . After the climb, Villa took part in a charity event where he explained that it wasn’t the first time he’d been up the mountain” but today I took the toughest route”.

David Villa was clearly happy at the progress he is making, claiming: “my leg is getting better and we are setting goals for my full recovery”, even though he knows that patience and time are vital to get over his serious injury.

Winning is the solution

Villa also explained that his injury has meant he is watching more football than ever and he believes that Barça’s chances in the league depend on keeping up their winning run: “we just have to keep winning games and we’ll see what happens”.

Support for the 8th edition of the Llibre Solidari

David Villa later attended an event for the Llibre Solidari, which contains stories written by Catalan sports writers and the proceeds from which will go to the Espai Jove of the Hospital Infantil Sant Joan de Déu. The striker’s photo is on the cover of the book, taking over from previous Barça players and coaches who have supported the initiative including Iniesta, Guardiola, Xavi, Messi, Rijkaard, De la Peña, Puyol and Eto’o.

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