Nigeria worldwide Samuel Chukwueze is seeking to trigger one other upset after downing one among Europe’s elite, Bayern Munich.
The 22-year-old Nigerian scored a late winner as Villarreal shocked Bayern Munich 2-1 on mixture to achieve the semi-finals of the continent’s premier membership competitors for the primary time in 16 years.
Now he has his sights set on one other member of the elite because the Yellow Submarine face six-time European champions Liverpool within the semi-finals on Wednesday.
“We all know all about Liverpool and they’re anticipated to win, so the stress is on them,” Chukwueze instructed BBC Sport Africa earlier than in the present day’s first leg.
“Now we have a squad and supervisor adequate to compete in opposition to any crew on this planet. Due to the best way Liverpool play some individuals have already made their very own predictions however that’s regular in soccer.
“Now we have a job to do and we aren’t going to Liverpool to lose. Why not purpose for the most effective consequence over there? And that’s what we hope to do.”
Chukwueze – who nearly joined Arsenal in 2016 – is eager to relive the emotions he skilled within the win over Bayern in Germany, which he describes as “an unforgettable second for my profession”.
“I got here on as a late substitute and scored a winner that I’ll always remember in my life,” he defined.
“You actually don’t know how a lot it meant to the gamers, the membership, our followers and town.
“Every thing occurred so quick. My team-mates stored screaming ‘Samu!’ and I couldn’t course of it at that very second. And actually, I couldn’t maintain myself. I seemed throughout to our followers and as soon as I noticed them with tears of pleasure, I fully understood the affect of that aim.
“I hope to write down extra necessary chapters in my profession with Villarreal. I’ve extra video games to play, and private glory will not be the goal.”
The Reds could also be fancied to achieve the ultimate, however Villarreal have showcased an actual pedigree in cup competitions beneath supervisor Unai Emery.
Chukwueze, in the meantime, is entitled to have a daring angle, contemplating all he has needed to come by over the previous 12 months.