Orlandi suggests Chukwueze's best position

Orlandi suggests Chukwueze's best position
Villarreal's Samuel Chukwueze (R) in action against Atletico Madrid's Mario Hermoso

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jul 15, 2020. 09:00

Nigeria international Samuel Chukwueze should be played in the wing according to former FC Barcelona star Andrea Orlandi.

The 21-year-old attacker was introduced in the second half as his side Villarreal lost 2-1 to Real Sociedad in a Spanish La Liga match on Monday.

Orlandi, who is a retired winger-cum-attacking midfielder, explained that Chukwueze should not be played as a striker.

“Cazorla is a very intelligent footballer, he knows he doesn’t have the legs he used to have so he uses his brain, even more, it is as useful as it was, fantastic player,” Orlandi said on Goal.

“It all comes from Samuel Chukwueze playing on the right, he came on for Fernando Nino, disappointing performance from the youngster.

“Chukwueze was playing as a striker in the first 35 minutes of the second half, he couldn’t find the spaces, he needs spaces to run, he needs to play on the wing.

“He played there in the last fifteen minutes and he caused problems for Real Sociedad but it was a little bit too late for Villarreal.”

Chukwueze has been one of Villarreal’s top performers this season having played 35 matches in La Liga.

The left-footed player has hit the back of the net three times and registered two assists.

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