In a scintillating display of skill and finesse, former Nigeria U-17 star, Samuel Chukwueze, showcased his prowess on the field as he netted a hat-trick and provided an assist, propelling Villarreal’s U-19 team to a resounding 8-3 victory over UCAM Murcia in a Division de Honor Juvenil clash on Friday. The 19-year-old midfielder’s stellar performance elevated his goal tally for the season to an impressive seven.
Chukwueze, who recently demonstrated his prowess with an assist in Villarreal’s 1-0 triumph over Elche, continued his impressive run with a dazzling display, scoring one goal in the first half and adding two more in the second, ultimately contributing significantly to his team’s triumph in the Spanish youth league encounter.
In a post-match interview, Chukwueze, who migrated to Spain following a £1.5m move to Arsenal that fell through at the eleventh hour, expressed his elation at the achievement, stating, “I’m happy to score my first hat-trick and help my team win. It wasn’t an easy match, but we worked hard and deserved to win.” The 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner revealed his commitment to Villarreal, stating, “I feel great playing with Villarreal’s team C and under 19s, but I’m looking forward to making my debut for the first team. I’m working hard and listening to the coaches, and I’m learning a lot from them.”
Chukwueze’s unwavering determination and outstanding performances underscore his ambition to break into Villarreal’s senior team, marking a promising chapter in the rising star’s football journey.