Nigeria’s Samuel Chukwueze has yet to be fully back on his feet as he was not happy he missed out when Villarreal lost the Super Cup to Chelsea on 6-5 penalties.
Chukwueze has not played since he suffered an injury in the second leg of Villarreal’s Europa League semifinal clash against Arsenal last season.
Villarreal progressed to the final where they beat Manchester United on penalties, but the Super Eagles winger did not play a part in the encounter.
It was hoped that Chukwueze would have fully recovered by the time the new season kicks off. But ahead of last night’s clash against Chelsea, Villarreal’s manager confirmed to the media that his Nigerian youngster would miss the game due to an injury.
He did miss the clash as Chelsea came out on top in Belfast. Thomas Tuchel’s men took the lead through Hakim Ziyech in the 27th minute, but Villarreal levelled scores after halftime through Gerard Moreno.
Both sides could not be separated after 90 and 30 minutes of extra time, so the game went to penalties. Villarreal had the early advantage as Kai Havertz missed the first kick for Chelsea.
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