Samuel Chukwueze has revealed the conversation between him and Villareal manager Unai Emery before his introduction in Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.
Chukwueze replaced Arnaut Danjuma in the 84th minute and netted the equalising goal for the Yellow Submarine four minutes later in the 1-1 draw.
Villarreal progressed into the semi–finals 2-1 on aggregate where they will keep a date with Bayern Munich.
“[He told me] run! He just asked me to run. When you don’t have the ball, just run. That’s what he told me,” Chukwueze told reporters.
“It [was] not a bad night, I think so. It wanted to be a bad night but unfortunately [for the night], it turned out well.
“I think it’s a very great moment. One of the best of my life. The best thing that happens in life is football. I’m so so happy and the team is happy and the fans… That means the goal means a lot to them.”
The 22-year-old also disclosed what came to his mind before he netted the decisive goal.
“I just wanted to hit it so it would enter. I didn’t waste any time. I just wanted to feel the moment,” Chukwueze continued.
“I watched two hours of videos before this game. I’m just saying because throughout the week it was all about the video. It could be three or two hours. If you calculate it, it could be more.”