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Aina Relishes Torino Away Draw Vs Milan, Grateful To Fans

Aina Relishes Torino Away Draw Vs Milan,  Grateful To Fans

Super Eagles defender, Ola Aina, has celebrated Torino’s 0-0 away draw against AC Milan in their Serie A clash at the Giuseppe Meaza Stadium, Milan on Sunday and also thanks the club’s fans for their unflinching support, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Aina who was on for 90 minutes in the game was one of Torino ‘ s key performers in the highly entertaining encounter that saw AC Milan goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma make a number of key saves to deny the visitors.

“Another point for the team. Thank you to our fans for bringing the energy as usual!,” Aina tweeted on his Twitter handle.

The draw boosted Walter Mazzari’s men’s hopes of picking an Europa League ticket at the end of the season as they are currently sixth position in the Serie A table.

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Aina, who is on loan at Torino from English Premier League club, Chelsea, has made 13 Serie A league appearances for the Turin – based club this season but is yet to find the back of the net.

Torino will face local rivals and defending champions, Juventus in their next league clash on Saturday at their home ground, the Olympic Stadium, Turin.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Asoko Emmanuel 2 years ago

    Fantastic performance by Ola Aina last night.I saw the match and I could not but thank God for giving us such a huge talent,even the commentator could not but express a positive feeling about Aina’s performance. I mean this Country is blessed and Rohr is lucky to a have a pool to tap from.

     
  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    This is the player that ‘those who claim they know football’ say “he’s just a lucky player”, holding his own on weekly basis in a big team like Torino in a big league like the Serie A, whereas the one that is ‘BETTER’ according to them is still playing his U17 days ‘sabon-garin’ brand of football in some back water club in a backwater league.
    Thumbs up to you Ola. IMHO your time has come….you have come of age. We are indeed blessed to have such young ones in the eagles today……it can only get better from now onwards.

     
  • Asoko Emmanuel 2 years ago

    DRE I concur, however,it is ma desire that the rest of the players that are not up and doing will shake up to their potentials.As it stands we have two very good options in each full back positions, ie Collins and Ola in the left side(as Idowu is not measuring up for now judging by club performance ) and Ebuehi and Abdullahi in the right.But I look forward to a time we will have 4,5,6 pool to pick from which will give room for healthy competition, so I want all our players to play active football across Nigeria and Europe.God bless Nigeria.

     
    • Fair point. We are hoping that our players continue to get better.

       
  • Is Ola Aina a national team player?

    Ola Aina chose to represent Nigeria ahead of England in what was seen as a major coup judging by his Chelsea pedigree and background.

    However, despite being capped ahead of Ebuehi and playing as many more pre-world cup games (if not more) as Idowu, he would lose out on a world cup slot.

    The world cup has come and gone and Aina remains an integral part of the Super Eagles.

    However, the lukewarm performances that made him miss out on a world cup ticket has not deserted him as his performances in the AFCON qualifiers that he featured left a lot to be desired.

    Contrast Aina’s impact in recent games to that of say Jamilu Collins and you will almost be contrasting night and day.

    Yet, the Chelsea loanee plays like a house on fire for his club Torino week in week out whether on the left or right side of defense.

    Could he be that he is one of those players who flourishes in club football but flounders in national colours?

    Whilst I am excited to read of Aina’s stellar performances for his club, I want to see him replicate that for the Super Eagles, then, my satisfaction will know no bounds.

    For now, I am waiting, wanting and hoping for a jaw-dropping performance from Aina in national colours…