Ola Aina fired up for ‘difficult’ Napoli Serie A clash

Ola Aina fired up for ‘difficult’ Napoli Serie A clash

Super Eagles and On-loan Chelsea defender Ola Aina wants to “leave the pitch with a win” against Napoli this weekend, even if it’s “a very difficult game”.

The 21-year-old joined the Granata on loan from Chelsea in the summer and was officially presented today.


“We have a very difficult game,” Aina said.

“We know how dangerous they can be, they press a lot and are very good. But the squad we have means we can rely on players being united, I expect a good performance from everyone, including myself.

“I hope we can leave the pitch with a win for our fans.”

Aina also discussed his move to Italy, and how he’s adapting.

“I really like Turin. It’s not as big as London, but it’s a bit more relaxed and relaxing, a bit like me.

“In England, we train a lot in the morning, here it’s more the afternoon. I’m getting used to it though. Everyone is adapting to me, and obviously vice-versa.

“My teammates have made me feel good from the beginning, I thank them because it made it much easier for me to settle in.

“Serie A is very different from the Premier League, the football in England is more physical and fast.

“It’s slower here and there’s more time to think, but you need a very different, more intense, attention to tactics.

“That’s good for me, because that’s exactly what I need to improve.

“I chose Torino because of the Coach [Walter Mazzarri], I talked to him and I got the feeling he wanted me and wanted to help me grow. I also felt he wanted me to work for him, that I could be important for his cause.

“Then of course Torino have a great history and the Italian league is one of the best, so I couldn’t say no.”

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