Chelsea, Liverpool target Villa staying calm over Valencia exit talk
"I'm not going to be waiting expectantly to see what happens. I have learned my lesson," he told Spanish television station Canal 9.
"I have something historic in front of me, a once-in-a-lifetime event, something many footballers never get to go to, and I am lucky enough to be going.
"I won't allow myself to think about anything that isn't football related."