Ahead of the eagerly-awaited return of the Spanish LaLiga, Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze has undergone the mandatory Coronavirus test along with his Villarreal teammates.
On Monday, La Liga confirmed that Spain’s footballers will go back to training this week being the first step in a month-long process towards a return to competition. The hope is that First and Second Division games can begin in mid-June.
Since COVID-19 enforced suspension of the LaLiga, the 21-year-old former FIFA U-17 World Cup winner had been training at home under the strict regimen provided by his Spanish side but reckons he is at the ready to ruffle more feathers when the LaLiga resumes.
“Our club would most likely resume training on Thursday because we have done all our medical tests and we are expected to observe all the rules against COVID-19 especially the use mouth guards during the training,” the FIFA U-17 World Cup Bronze Boot winner in 2015 told NationSport.
The fleet-footed winger added that the Yellow Submarines as Villarreal is known, would fight their way to secure one of the tickets to play in Europe next season despite being in the eighth position on the LaLiga table before the COVID-19 break.
He said: “ I’m really looking forward to scoring more goals when the LaLiga resumes and try as much as possible to assist my team in ensuring that we get a ticket to play in the UEFA Champions League.
“ We are on the right track before the Laliga was suspended and we are going to continue where we stopped when we resume,” he noted.
The 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) bronze medalist with the Super Eagles is one of the highly revered youngsters in Europe and was listed by UEFA as one of the 50 players to watch in the current in 2019/20 season with a market value in excess of $50m.