David Villa believes he would be an automatic selection at any team other than Barcelona, as he continues his comeback from a long-term injury.
Spain’s all-time record goalscorer suffered a broken leg back in December and missed the rest of last season, but has returned to action at the start of this campaign.
However, while Villa is anxious to return to the starting line-up as soon as possible, he understands the coaching staff must take caution with his condition.
“I will not rush into playing for 15-20 days. I want to return but I must wait for the coach to decide. Whenever he wants, I’ll be ready,” Villa told reporters.
“I’m fine, but I’m lacking minutes of shooting, I spent eight months without competing. On any other team I would be playing.
“After I lost these months, to be anxious to return is illogical. It is not good either for me nor for club nor my team-mates. Hopefully soon I can play a whole game.
“The sensations are good. I’m looking forward to a great year. Every day you try to get better and evolve, especially physically and mentally.”
Barcelona travel to Getafe on Sunday for their first match after the international break.