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Aina Urges Fulham To Kick On After Impressive West Brom Win

Aina Urges Fulham To Kick On After Impressive West Brom Win

Ola Aina says it is important for Fulham to build on their impressive win against West Bromwich Albion, reports Completesports.com.

The Cottagers edged out West Brom 2-0 on Monday night to record their first win of the campaign.

Aina scored Fulham’s second goal of the game, thunderous left-footed strike into the top corner, to help the hosts on their way to a comfortable win over Slaven Bilic’s West Brom.

This was their finest display since earning promotion, with debutant defender Joachim Andersen helping secure a first clean sheet of the season, too, and Aina says that, after the relief of getting their first win, such a performance must be the minimum expectation going forward.

“It was massive,” Aina told Standard Sport

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“Everyone knows it has been a tough start to the season and to get the three points and the clean sheet, those things are very important.

“We dug in and really showed some resilience, it is an amazing feeling. It is a long season, the team and myself have to take every game as it comes.

“You have to work hard at that, keep training and putting in the effort. What we did last night, that needs to be the minimum. Hopefully, we can kick on from here and keep improving.”

Fulham manager Parker said it was a relief to finally have the pressure of a winless run end and praised his squad for their desire to improve, something Aina says is driven by the manager himself.

“He has been great, keeping the belief within the camp and he always tells us that he believes in each and everyone of us, believes in our ability and what we can achieve,” Aina said.

“He has been very positive with us — where we lack, he lets us know, and where we do well, he lets us know. He is a very truthful guy and he has been great.”

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  • Super Eagles likely team formation (from me) for Sierra Leone qualifiers match





    • pompei 4 years ago

      Small tweak to your line up 🙂

      Aina, Ekong/Akpoguma, Balogun, Sanusi
      Iwobi, Etebo, Aribo
      Dennis, Osimhen, Ejuke

      Chukwueze may start as well, if Rohr prefers. Otherwise, he can come in as an impact sub for Dennis and Ejuke. He can also be deployed in the NO. 10 position. Chukwueze drifted to the number 10 position several times in Villareal’s last game, and his exploits reminded me of Abedi Pele in his hey day.

      • JimmyBall 4 years ago

        @Pompei… thank you. Regarding Chukwueze’s occasional drifts to the number 10 position at Villareal… I did mention once on this forum that I have the feeling that in times of need from injury or scarce personell for other reasons, that Samuel Chukwueze fits someone who can be comfortable at No. 10… you won’t believe me that… @Dr.Drey pick serious offense with me on that day. Baba came down hard on me… laughed at me hard for mentioning that left-footers always have the best natural flair for the No. 10 position… Chukwueze can in the long run grow into a No.10 for Villareal and that will be massive for Nigeria… I swear Austin Okocha did not play that No. 10 like Abedi Pele did, that Ghanaian was a nightmare for Nigeria in matches! Hahahaha… wicked left foot! Aya!!!

        • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

          Hahahhaahha…..if chukwueze plays no 10 position at villareal….what position does Trigueros play…? No 100…??? LMAO. You don’t even know the difference between a no 10 and a wing forward drifting into the cetre to attack space….LMAO. How many out and out wingers have you seen ever becoming a 10…? Do you even know the attributes of a no 10 at all……LMAO??? Does chukueze’s style of play look like one that is comfortable when there is no space to run….??? Or you think being a 10 is all about dribbles…? Wen we say they should stop watching the back of their TVs, they wont listen….LMAO. Before it was Ola Aina that should be switched to DM, now it is chukwueze in no 10. I’ve said it here before, i wont be surprised if one day you will still suggest Osimhen for the left back position. Keep switching players away from their natural positions….you hia

  • Kingston 4 years ago

    when it comes to no10, and my team is very desperate, I would go for kalu as a no10 over chukwueze. chukwueze skillset such as dribbling in space is not enough to make him play as the free role man. kalu on the other hand, has better passing and vision abilities. even in dribbling, kalu is chukwueze equal if not better. when you watch kalu games in the beginning of his international career, the guy orchestrated attack down the flank like hazard do. orchestrating attack, the ability to dictate tempo and exploiting spaces is the major role of a no10. and kalu does this better than chukwueze even when both play in the same game. using wingers as a no10 is not unusual as sterling did in Liverpool at some point, and many other examples. but if I have an average no10, I won’t consider using kalu or chukwueze in that position. kelechi nwakali would even do a better job.
    if we are discussing what will be Rohr lineup against the qualifications, then it could be
    ebuehi – ekong – balogun – sanusi
    aribo – etebo – iwobi
    chukwueze – osimhen – ejuke
    Rohr is reserved and this could be the possible starting lineup he could go after especially considering the friendlies
    but for me this is my own – 352
    akpoguma – ekong – balogun
    aina – aribo – etebo – iwobi – sanusi
    osimhen – Iheanacho
    analysis – I go for fullbacks to play the wingback ahead of wingers like Dennis and co. the reason is that both aribo and etebo are both attacking midfielders and at best centre midfielders. this is good because we will have late runs into the opponent box which is good especially with the qualities of the two. but the downside is that both may likely lose defensive concentration, as aribo did in the first two games of our qualifiers and even jay jay okocha himself once commented that etebo lacks proper track back ability. that’s where the fullbacks come in. their natural skillset will ensure that they track back, helping to cover space. for attack, Iheanacho and iwobi have superb chemistry of play and best reveal itself against Argentina in the 4-2 friendly. plus osimhen, the attacking trio could rival that of Messi, Neymar and Suarez. ours could be called KAV in Kelechi Alex Osimhen, lolz!

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