"You fight hard all season, and to be named player of the year is amazing," he told The Associated Press. "You work hard for the team and to be recognized from your own people, it's awesome."
Diego Valeri named MLS Most Valuable Player →
He said that he was misinterpreted when he said that it would be hard to play again for the national team after moving to Major League Soccer, where he wouldn't be playing for eight months every year.
Villa starting from scratch in return to Spain national team →