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Chelsea’s Champions League final loss to Manchester United in the 2007/08 season is one that will forever live in the minds of every Chelsea fan, especially club legend John Terry, who missed the penalty kick that would have given Chelsea the trophy.
Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze has been linked with a move to Chelsea, and the Nigerian international has admitted that he’s a fan of Chelsea and even cried when the Blues lost in the final to United.
“My favourite team in England is Chelsea,” Chukwueze said in an Instagram live chat with the Nigeria Football Federation media team on Friday, quoted by The Athletic Nigeria.
“I was supporting Chelsea when I was young. When Chelsea lost that Champions League final against Manchester United (2007/08), I was crying all through the night.”
The 20-year-old has also been linked with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool, but former Villarreal forward Ikechukwue Uche has advised his Nigerian compatriot Samuel Chukwueze to continue his development at Villarreal amid interest from Chelsea and Liverpool.
“He is very good; everything is working very fast for him. He’s doing well, he’s growing,” Uche told Nigeria Info.
“With the games he’s been playing it shows he can get better. Where he is, it is obvious that he would get better.
“He would do well because it is one of the best teams at the moment in the Spanish League.
“They’ve had important players and like bringing up players from the second team and make them stars.”