David Villa is upbeat over his recovery after the Barcelona striker underwent surgery on his leg fracture yesterday.

Barca medical staff expect the striker to be out for five months.

Villa said, "My head has been recovering for two hours. I'll start to rehabilitate this leg soon. I'm really looking forward to getting well so I can return and fight on the pitch."

He added, "With a lot of work and with people's help, you'll see me on the football field soon, enjoying myself like I did before."