The Spanish international was ruled out of first team football after injuring himself in La Blaugrana’s triumphant 2011 FIFA Club World Cup campaign.
Barcelona’s tale for the season can be summarized with Lionel Messi in a blitzing goal scoring form while the rest of his teammates struggle with injuries. David Villa epitomizes La Blaugrana’s season after being ruled out of first team action for over four
The Spanish international broke the tibia of his left leg in 2011 FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals and has been unable to take part in Barcelona’s 2011/12 scheduled fixtures.
Doctors predicted that Villa will take four to five months to return to first team action, an end of April date suggested for his comeback.
In a recent interview, the former Valencia man acknowledged that he is on the right path to recovery and has been making the deadlines on time.
"I am very excited and happy."
"The leg is getting better and I am meeting the deadlines set during the recovery [process]."
With the season entering its final stretch, Barcelona are on course to achieve their start of season goals.
The outfit from Catalunya have already added European Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup to its ranks and is set to lock horns with Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final.
Their progress in the UEFA Champions League is enviable after earning a place in the semi-finals. Pep Guardiola’s charges take on the challenge of English outfit, Chelsea, in the two legged affair and are the bookmakers’ favourites to progress.
On the other hand, La Liga has been a different animal for the Camp Nou-based outfit. Barcelona find themselves trailing Real Madrid in the rankings table by a difference of 4-points, with the Madrid club’s trip to Catalonia still remaining.
With only six rounds of league fixtures remaining, El Guaje believes La Blaugrana are dependent on destiny to claim their fourth successive La Liga crown.
He stated that Barcelona cannot afford to slip up in the league and should win their remaining matches as they have no control over the externalities.