Hull City

Aina Learning Every Day As He Gets Used To ‘Big Boys” Football

18 August 2017
Ola Aina says he is learning a lot from 'big boys'' football as he continues to enjoy the early days of his season-long loan with the Tigers.

Aina, who joined from Chelsea in the summer, has started all three games so far this season and overall the 20-year-old defender feels it has been a positive start to the campaign with a win, a draw and a defeat.

“I’ve picked up confidence from my team-mates and from the manager,” said Aina.

“There have been a few mistakes here and there, but I feel that I am learning and getting used to big boys’ football. I’m enjoying that.

“As footballers we are always learning because you never know everything. We’re training well as a squad and we’re in a positive frame of mind.

“We’re still early in the season and we’re building our confidence. We’re still building as a team as well, because we want to play well every week.”

Reflecting on the opening three games of the season, and looking ahead to Saturday’s trip to Queens Park Rangers, Aina said: “It’s been ok. We’ve played fairly well in all three games.

“Villa was a tough test at their place on the opening day but it was good to come away from there with a point. We played well against Burton, especially in the second half, and we got the goals and the win to show for it.

“Wolves on Tuesday night was a big challenge for all of us. They are a good team and I felt like we could have got something out of the game, but overall I think our start has been positive.

“Now we go to QPR and we just take each game as it comes because we know that every game in this league is tough.

“We’ve prepared well and we’ll be doing everything we can to get a result.”