By John Essien
Villarreal Boss, Unai Emery has expressed his delight at the return of Samuel Chukwueze from a long term injury.
The Nigerian international returned to action last week against Osasuna after five months on the sidelines.
Before now, Chukwueze had not featured for Villarreal since the Europa League semifinal second leg clash against Arsenal, where he was stretchered off the pitch.
Since making his return from injury, Emery has aimed to build on the winger’s match fitness by handing him minutes against Young Boys in the Champions League, Athletic Bilbao, and most recently against Cadiz, with all four appearances coming from off the bench.
Speaking at the post-match press conference after Villarreal’s 3-3 draw with Cadiz, Emery said : “Those are positive things we found in the game.
“For Aurier to go one step further, for Samu to return after the important injury. In Bilbao it cost him a little more and now he has had more minutes. We are finding Samu’s qualities. ”
The 22-year-old grabbed his debut goal of the season against Young Boys exactly a week ago and came close to adding to that tally against Cadiz on Tuesday.