Zigic hails Villa as the best striker in the world

Zigic insists he is not surprised that he is only back up for Villa.

“Villa is the best striker in the world,” Zigic enthused to AS.

“I know that I am the second striker and I will work, and then when I get minutes I will give my best.”

Valencia face Zigic’s former club Racing Santander this weekend.

He said: “I am a Valencia player, and if I play in Santander I will make the most of every chance in order to score. We need goals as next year we want to be in the Champions League.”

He added: “When you are playing with [Juan] Mata, [David] Silva, Pablo and Joaquin, as a forward you will always have chances to score.

“I am ready, whether I play in the starting lineup depends on the boss [Unai Emery].”