La Liga - Villa plays down shaky start

Tue, 19 Oct 10:53:00 2010

Barcelona's David Villa has played down his hit-and-miss start to the season with Barcelona.

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The Spain striker was in inspirational form for his country during the World Cup, but has disappointed so far this season despite scoring four goals in eight matches.

Villa, who moved to the Camp Nou from Valencia this summer, has been guilty of a string of bad misses as Barcelona have consistently failed to turn on-pitch domination into goals in a season that has seen them fall to a shock defeat to Hercules and a surprise 1-1 draw with Real Mallorca.

"It's all a question of runs of form," insisted Villa.

"When my luck changes we'll get the goals for Barcelona."

Follow text commentary on these Liga games this weekend: Zaragoza v Barcelona; Real Madrid v Racing; Valencia v Mallorca; Espanyol v Levante; Sevilla v Athletic; Villarreal v Atlético Madrid and Real Sociedad v Deportivo

Reuters / Eurosport

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