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Villarreal boss, Emery challenges Chukwueze to toughen up defensively

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By Adeleye Kunle

Villarreal manager, Unai Emery has challenged Samuel Chukwueze to work on the defensive side of his game.

Chukwueze is yet to start a LaLiga game for the Yellow Submarine this season.

The 23-year-old has played second fiddle to Spaniard Yeremi Pino.

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The winger was handed a starting berth in Villarreal’s UEFA Europa Conference League clash against Polish side, Lech Poznan last Thursday.

The Nigerian responded by scoring and providing an assist in the 4-3 win

Chukwueze was caught ball-watching as Villarreal fell to a 1-0 against Real Betis on Sunday.

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Emery stated that he and his coaching crew are working to help the winger improve his defensive awareness

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