U20 international forward Samuel Chukwueze has said he hopes to get more playing time after he made his long-awaited debut for La Liga club Villarreal.
Chukwueze, 19, came off the bench late on in a 2-2 home draw with Rangers in a Europa League group game.
“I had tears of joy in my eyes regardless of the fact that I came in as a substitute at the 79th minute, I was able to make some impact and was impressed by my performance,” he said.
“I give God the glory for making my dream a huge reality before my eyes.
“I also pray for a better opportunity and more playing time considering how i started from U20 to Villarreal Team B and then to the main team of the Spanish club.”
The player of Diamond Academy Umuahia armed with a dazzling footwork was a top target of Arsenal before he opted to take his chances in Spain, where he has shone in the Villarreal second team before his debut on Thursday night.
By Kola Daniel