Andrea Orlandi is waxing lyrical about Samuel Chukwueze, with the former Barcelona winger saying he was Villarreal’s most exciting in the Yellow Submarine’s 2-1 loss to Barcelona on Sunday.

Chukwueze opened the scoring in the 26th minute with him dribbling past goalkeeper Ter Stegen after a horendrous mistake by Alba.

This is the second time that Samu is scoring FC Barcelona and this time around again Jordi Alba was a culprit once more.

Jordi Alba and Gerrad Pique had a tough time keeping the 2015 U17 winner at bay.

Orlandi during the post-match analysis on La Liga TV said : “Samuel was a handful, it was very difficult to cope with him. It was right Koeman said they were taking risk man-to-man at the back, there’s a moment Alba had where he slips, obviously it’s a 1v 1 situation.

“Going back to Samuel he’s an exciting player but his preferred side is the right one, today this is where he played.

“Gerard Moreno had to play sightly more centrally, closer to Paco Alcacer and they left the whole left hand side to Alberto Moreno.”


He added : “In the first half, Samuel was the most dangerous player, in the second one there was a ball from him as well into the path of Gerard Moreno and Villarreal had a good chance so he was involved in everything that Villarreal did positive going forward.

“He’s such an exciting player, he’s still very, very young, there is still room for improvement, tactically for me he has to improve.”


The Diamond Academy product has played 27 matches in La Liga and has played part in seven goals (4 goals, 3 assists).