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Villarreal manager still in Cloud 7 over Chukwueze’s tremendous form in defeat of Real Madrid



Nigeria’s Samuel Chukwuze, better known by team mates as ‘Samu’ is still enjoying the rave of his performance in the spectacular away win over Real Madrid at the weekend.

It was a rare feat as Chukwueze is just the second Villarreal player in 17 years to score a brace in LaLiga  game against the European champions at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The last player to do that was Diego Forlan in May 2006. For this, Villarreal manager, Quique Setien has lavished praises on the Nigerian lad, saying on the club’s official website: 

“Samu Chukwueze played an extraordinary game, very complete. He has had the efficiency to invent two fabulous goals, but not only that. defensive aids, permanent threats.”

Continuing, Setien remarked: ” He is a boy who is a great footballer. He is in a moment of fantastic inspiration. He helps us a lot and he is going to continue on this path.


He has a desire to improve, is responsive and a hard worker. We see the reward for his work on days like today when he has scored two great goals”

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.