Barcelona coach Guardiola admits admiration for Valencia ace Villa

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola admits he's a big fan of Valencia striker David Villa. Villa will be back in the starting line-up for Valencia's clash with Barca today.

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola admits he's a big fan of Valencia striker David Villa.

Villa will be back in the starting line-up for Valencia's clash with Barca today.

"Villa is one of the two best strikers in the league," Guardiola said.

"I know all about him; he is a very, very good player, but in the away game they played with (David) Silva and (Juan) Mata and they caused us problems."