Villa blames Nou Camp surface for Barcelona problems
Barca were held 1-1 by Real Mallorca at home on Sunday and are yet to really hit their stride, especially at home where they lost to newly-promoted Hercules in their first home Primera Division match of the season.
Villa directed his criticism at the Nou Camp surface, and told AS: "Looking at it from the outside the pitch looked good, but it cut up a lot and it was becoming heavy. The style of Barca needs the best pitch.
"The danger was that it was cutting up a lot, not only because of (the potential for) injury but because it became heavy. And then things like (the injury to) Pedro happen."