Villarreal manager Quique Setien praised Samuel Chukwueze after the winger scored in Saturday’s 2-1 home win over Valencia.
Chukwueze scored his first LaLiga goal of the season in the entertaining match.
It was the Nigeria international’s 30th career goal for the Yellow Submarine.
On the stroke of halftime, the 23-year-old cancelled out Edison Cavani’s initial goal.
Juan Foyth scored the game-winning goal in the second half.
“He is a guy who was already prominent before my arrival and today, he is at a good level.
“Where I have had to think the most has been in the top positions, I have six players who could have started perfectly. Both Samu and the rest know that they have to give things to keep their position.”