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West Backs Chukwueze To Succeed At AC Milan Despite Slow Start

West Backs Chukwueze To Succeed At AC Milan Despite Slow Start

Erstwhile Super Eagles defender Taribo West believes Samuel Chukwueze will be a success at his former club AC Milan.

Chukwueze quit LaLiga club Villarreal for AC Milan this summer.

The winger has however started just two games across all competitions for the former Serie A champions.

West, who was in the books of Red and Blacks for one season (2000-2001), has backed his compatriot to become a key player for Stefano Pioli’s side.

“I think he made one of his best career choices by going to Milan,” West told ESPN.

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“We will see the best of Chukwueze at Milan.

“I believe it is the best for him because Milan is a club that will give him the atmosphere and grounds to bring out his best abilities. They have the structures to take a player to a different level… especially for a young player who really wants to make it.”

The former Inter Milan defender also advised Chukwueze that he must take advantage of the opportunities available with Milan to ensure he performs better than the other Nigerians, who previously played for the Roosoneri.

“He is very talented, we can all see that,” West added.

“But there are certain things that he needs to add to his game, and they will help him there to polish it.

“He also needs to do his part. As a young boy who has fought from the background of nowhere to get to where he is, he should carry the same fight and the same hard work to Milan. What he needs to do is put his head down, forget about all the lights, the distraction and everything else, listen to his coaches, analyse his mistakes, and work with them to get better with every game.”

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  • Yomax 8 months ago

    He needs to play simple if he wants to succeed in Italy. All the over dribbling will not work in Italy. Dribble, pass or making assists will make them love him.
    He was bought to release stress of dependency only on Leao, but he’s not living up to that standard. Milan is not Villa real, he should start by playing simple for the objectives of the team.

  • pompei 8 months ago

    This is the kind of advice a mentor gives. Well done West.
    Chuks, listen to advice, and you will prosper!

  • @Pompei, true talk.
    Looking back at Coach Peseiro’s recent list, it was good but not as great as many here made it out to be.
    For starters, I believe Stanley Nwabali should have been invited instead of Olorunleke Ojo if we want to have that department remotely competitive. The pair of Calvin Bassey and Sopuruchukwu Onyemaechi are more than good enough for the left-full back position. Jamilu Collins shouldn’t have been invited.
    Jordan Tourinarigha could still be capped but I strongly believe that Igho Ogbu should have been invited way ahead of him.This is a kid that has served us from the U17s to the U20s and
    whose career has been on the upward trajectory. Jordan publicly rejected us when we needed him and besides, he is not better than Igho Ogbu neither is his club, Gent bigger than Ogbu’s Slavia Prague. In Nigeria, we always seem to do things on a mad hatter basis.
    A player like Nathan Tella should have been invited. The kid is not only very good, he also committed to Nigeria from Day One. Those are the kind of players that we should actually reward. Forget ”the England has standards” nonsense.
    Chidozie Awaziem should have been recalled especially given Ola Aina’s recent injury. Although, I must admit, I’m not totally sold on Mr. Awaziem, who is prone to mistakes and ball-watching.

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