Ikechukwu Uche, the former striker of Spanish La Liga side Villarreal said Samuel Chukwueze who currently plays for the Spanish club needs the help of other legends in the game to fulfil his potentials.
Ikechukwu is one of the finest strikers that ever played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. He scored 19 goals in 46 appearances for the Eagles before his international career was cut short due to incessant injuries.
The 36-year-old spent almost all his professional football career in Spain where he spent over 9 seasons playing competitively for
Recreativo (2003-2007), Getafe (2007-2009), Zaragoza (2009-2011), Villarreal (2011-2015, Granada and Málaga (loan).
He could not also do as much as he could have done due to injuries at club level, he managed to play about 194 matches and scored 42 goals for all the clubs he played for in Spanish La Liga.
Ikechukwu Uche Says Samuel Chukwueze is a cool kid
In an interview with a Nigerian radio station Brilia FM, Ikechukwu Uche said he believes that Samuel Chukwueze will be a success at his current club Villarreal.
The former Super Eagles star said the 20-year-old winger has the potentials to become one of the best footballers of his generation if he continues to play the way he has been playing.
“He’s a cool kid, he’s good and doing very well at Villarreal,” the former Nigerian international said.
“We just have to help him, and if there’s anything we need to tell him, we will surely do because we got to this stage by listening to people who have been there before us.
“And I think with the way he’s going, he would become one of the best players of his generation.”
Samuel Chukwueze has been keeping pundits talking since he shone like a million star during the 2015 FIFA under 17 World Cup.
Since he broke into Villarreal’s first team in 2018, he has been very impressive. Besides his skilful style of play, he has managed to score 8 goals in 52 appearances for the Spanish club.
Before the 2019-2020 season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian international has scored four goals and made four assists, to earn a place on the list of 50 youngsters to watch in world football by UEFA’s official website.