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Ex-Eaglet Chukwueze Eyes Villarreal First Team After Bagging Hat-trick For U-19s

Ex-Eaglet Chukwueze Eyes Villarreal First Team After Bagging Hat-trick For U-19s

Former Nigeria U-17 star Samuel Chukwueze scored a hat-trick and bagged an assist for Villarreal’s U-19 team as they demolished UCAM Murcia 8-3 in a Division de Honor Juvenil clash on Friday to take his tally to seven goals this season.

The 19-year-old midfielder who has been in an impressive form provided the assist as his team beat Elche 1-0 last weekend and followed that up with yet another brilliant display as he scored one goal in the first-half. He added two more in the second half to help his team complete the rout in the Spanish youth league clash.

Speaking after the game, Chukwueze, who moved to Spain after a £1.5m move to Arsenal fell through at the last minute, said he has moved on from what transpired with Arsenal and is fully focused on doing his best to break into the senior team at Villarreal.

“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 said.

“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.”

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