Nigeria’s rising star Must Work Harder – Villarreal Coach


Villarreal of Spain rising star, Samuel Chukwueze has received a strong charge from the club’s head coach to work harder, as the gaffer says making waves in just one Europa League match is not enough to celebrate.

Rather than heap praises on Chukwueze for his exploits against Glasgow Rangers in the second-tier continental clash on Thursday, The Yellow Submarine handler, Javi Calleja charged the Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup gold medalist to keep working his socks off.

Villarreal’s next competitive game is a derby against Valencia at Estadio de la Cerámica in La Liga this Sunday, ahead of which learnt Calleja has urged Chukwueze to work harder. The coach, though, described Chukwueze as a talented player, who can break into the first team if he continues working hard.

Considering how the youngster has grown well through all ranks of the former club of Ikechukwu Uche, Calleja hinted that he had no qualms in naming the lad to the squad for Thursday’s Europa League meeting with Rangers, then handed him his debut off the bench in the 79th minute.

”We’re using nearly all of our players and I think that’s a good thing. We need the whole squad. For example, Samuel Chukwueze made his debut, who is a player with a great future, but he has to carry on working hard,” Calleja submitted.


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