David Villa feels ready to make an impact for his new club Atletico Madrid after scoring his first goal for them in a pre-season friendly.
Villa joined Atletico from Barcelona in July for €5.1million and scored his first goal for the club by grabbing the opener in their 2-0 win on Saturday over Segunda Division outfit Deportiva Las Palmas.
Atletico kick off their La Liga campaign against Sevilla next Sunday and Villa declared getting on the scoresheet would be vital for his confidence.
"For a striker the most important thing is to score goals and it is important scoring a goal on your debut," Villa said.
"I am very happy because we worked hard this preseason."
Villa said he is feeling more at home in Madrid every day.
"After the training all this week I am getting better and I'm very happy and very pleased that everything is going well," the 31-year-old forward said.
"Slowly I'm getting used to the team and it is a very clear system and it has been good to play these minutes with my team-mates. Now I must keep working.
"The work in pre-season has been very good and I feel good physically.
"It was something that we had spoken about because as you know I have not been on the tour and stopped in Madrid to do extra work and it was best to wait to make my debut here.
"Now the league begins and we are keen to challenge in all competitions.
"It's just around the corner and we have very difficult games both in the league and the Super Cup.
"We all looking to start in the best way possible."
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