By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Missing out on the second half of Barcelona's previous campaign and Spain's Euro 2012 triumph, Villa finally made his return to first team action in the Catalan club's opening La Liga victory over Real Sociedad. The striker scored one of Barcelona's five goals, earning himself a recall into La Roja manager Vicente Del Bosque's squad.
Building on his form, Villa slotted home a penalty in a friendly against Saudi Arabia, although he did not feature in Spain's World Cup qualifier fixture against Georgia.
Speaking to Barcelona's official website, the former Valencia player expressed his happiness at finally making a return to the pitch.
"I feel good. I'm finally feeling normal after such a long time," Villa shared.
"I'm being named to the team, I'm available to play, and I'm getting some minutes on the pitch."
Despite his eagerness to feature for Tito Vilanova's side in the new campaign, Villa is wary of doing too much too soon.
"I need more time. I've been recovering for months, almost eight months without competing, getting back to form requires time," he said.
"I have to be patient, because I won't be able help anyone if I rush things now."
Nonetheless, the forward promised that he would return the faith and patience shown to him from Barcelona supporters in due time.
"The Club and the fans gave me a lot of support throughout my recovery, at times it was almost overwhelming. I want to return the gesture," Villa shared.
Barcelona travel to Getafe for their La Liga fixture this Saturday.