Exciting Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze hasn’t shun away from Robben comparisons and confirms coming a long way with Victor Osimhen.
The Villareal attacker revealed that he and fellow bright Super Eagles young sensation have played together for around five years.
”Victor Osimhen, Five or six years now we have been together, from U17 to U20, U23, Super Eagles and we keep in touch always, and he’s doing perfectly good in his club,” Chukwueze told Brila.
”I think we have been so good, he’s just very lively to be with.”
While most footballers will denying or talk down being likened to another great player, Chukwueze shows otherwise.
”Arjen Robben. He is the perfect match, I always watch his video if I am going to play a game or when I am alone in the room, when I have free time I watch his game also,” said Chukwueze.
Chukwueze's similar traits to Robben's:
- Cutting inside from wide into central attacking areas
- Using speed and dribbling skills to take on defenders.
- Eredivisie: 2002–03 champion (with PSV)
- Premier League: 2004–05, 2005–06 champion (with Chelsea)
- La Liga: 2007–08 champion (with Real Madrid)
- Bundesliga: X8 champion, UEFA Champions League: 2012–13 champion (with Bayern Munich).
In the meantime, Chukwueze's Villarreal will travel to Sevilla on Sunday for a Laliga clash where his side sit 13th in the 20-club division. The Umahaia-born 20-year-old will be looking to add to his three goals, two assists in 15 games.