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AC Milan Boss Urges Chukwueze To Step Up His Game

AC Milan Boss Urges Chukwueze To Step Up His Game

AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli has challenged Samuel Chukwueze to step up his game.

The winger has struggled to make positive impact at the San Siro since his arrival from LaLiga club, Villarreal last summer.

The Nigeria international has failed to hit target or provide an assist in 15 league appearances for the Serie A giants.

The 24-year-old has however scored twice and registered one assist in the UEFA Champions League.

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“Pulisic and Chukwueze have the same characteristics,” Pioli told the club’s official website.

“Pulisic scores goals, assists and works.

“Chukwueze has to score goals, he has to get assists and has to work.”

The talented winger was unused substitute in AC Milan’s 1-1 draw against Atalanta on Sunday.

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  • JimmyBall 2 months ago

    Nigeria players are often known to stop working hard once they start making money… imagine a young player like this who should know better how focus and hardwork can elevate his game… social media stara when they should be working on their craft. In my opinion he is one of inconsequential players we cut loose from current Super Eagles fold.

  • Machaveli 2 months ago

    @Jimmyball: ‘Don’t be too quick to throw the baby out with the bathwater’ that Samu is a talented player is a no brainer. We should be supporting him to regain his confidence and encourage him to put more work in to realise his full potential. Chukwueze will mature with age. Everyone development trajectory is different.

    • JimmyBall 2 months ago

      …@Machaveli… I beg to differ. This dude has been playing professional football for almost 9years, he should be at that point where he is able to demand more from himself. The coach said he has to try to score, defend(press) and assist that’s the basic that any coach can demand. It does not get higher than AC Milan, and if he is not challenging himself trust me they will cut him from that team… In sports talent is never enough… You have to back that up with real work.

  • @Jimmy Ball Leave story and call a spade a spade. Igbo Players do that Not Nigerian. In an Igbo Players mind O Kpatala ego okwa ya? Lol

    Igbo Man way of thinking

  • SeanT 2 months ago

    @Ugo tribe got nothing to do with Chukwueze lack of seriousness and commitment to his profession as a footballer. He has the talent yes but he need to work on his stamina as a footballer, he’s too soft and that’s why it’s always easy for opponent to dispose him off tha ball at will.

    I’m one of those that often criticize him a lot and have even suggested several times that he should be dropped from the SE henceforth unless he begins to perform well with consistency. Not because i dislike hin but because i was disappointed how he became so bad all of a sudden instead of improving. I vividly remember his heroic performance in his breakout season at Villareal how he singlehandedly destroy Almighty Madrid defence marshaled by Ramos, Marcelo & Varane and the likes. He did that anytime Villareal play Madrid for 2 to 3 straight seasons followed by fantastic performance in all other matches. All the good performance began to decline after his 3rd season and he seems not to be doing anything about it.

    Firstly, he need to work on his mentality, hit the gym to gain stamina so he can withstand pressure and able to beat his marker with strength when required because this is actually lacking in his game. Also he need to stop trying to dribble all the time. He should work more on his crosses, build up play, long range passing and 1-2 passes to beat his opponent and make himself available to receive passes in good position. He need to work on his shooting skill as well and his right leg. I’m not a fan of 1 legged player because there are some situation you need your weaker foot and if you can’t use it then their is a problem.

    After the end of the season, a serious players should get him self a personal coach to fine tune his overall skills. Not just use the whole break jumping from 1 night club to another. The like of Ronald and Messi does this and that’s why they are legends and the greatest footballer of all time

  • Larry 2 months ago

    To support his preference for Pulisic over Chukwueze, the coach made it clear that Public scores goals, assists, and works!
    Three major attributes of an attacking player. Sometimes, I wonder why all those that showed up in millenial youth competition failed to reach their potential.
    This is the more reason why Osi9 is a national treasure. Although he’s still WIP bit you know he’s got self-belief and great work ethics.
    Osi9 is the only youth international and Nigerian stars to reach over 11 digits in real European valuation.
    He has the best individual award to be won by any national team player.
    May be the nff should organize a seminar for Youth teams and invite Osi9 to mentor them on development and growth management

  • Shuma 2 months ago

    Yes its a ethnic thing. Igbo players only know how to dribble, lets be real. At least someone admits it

    Emery dropped him to the bench from being a starter because he usually doesn’t offer anything. Chukwueze has moments, thats why he was brought off the bench, hes not an out and out 90 min player. Best to risk it with at most 20 min game time. People here stay complaining about the super eagles midfield. What is the midfielder primary composed of? 

  • MONKEY POST 2 months ago

    UZOHO, ARIBO, IWOBI, CHUKWUEZE, ZAIDU, we don’t need these people in our current super eagles set up

    • MONKEY POST 2 months ago

      They are so inconsistent..they have refuse to step uo their game..they should please excuse us..And am calling on GENERAL PESERO to find their replacement asap…

  • @Shuma where in my short comment did i mention anything about dribbling? As a basis for his feeling content. Please tell me..

    Kelechi Iheanacho is the best finisher and one of the best passer in the Current SE set up.. mind you Alex Chuka Iwobi and Calvin Chinedu Bassey both scored for Fulham yesterday so your comment is wrong.

    The point we are making is when a Igbo man straight from home or Village rather sees the kind of money that can help his or her family and starts being called Odogwu or Chief back home because of his Achievements or rather monetary he starts to feel comfortable to the point of Cotentment natuarally what this means in a career like ball when you make the money at a yound age irrespective of of the player has room for growth when they are not hungry anymore and loose that hunger that started the hustle they feel content even if they sit on bench season in season out as long as they get that 1000000k weekly they will be happy forgetting thT in ball with more effort you can turn that into 5000000k

    A perfect example of this is Kelechi Iheanacho allowing his talent to waste on the bench of Leicester City for his 80k a week. While his mates are overtaking him. Even Chukwueze and Osimhen both of whom are a class or two younger than Iheanacho have overtaking him

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