Ola Aina Shares His Best Memories At Chelsea & That Beckham-esque Goal From Halfway Line Vs Tottenham

Published: June 14, 2019
Ola Aina Shares His Best Memories At Chelsea & That Beckham-esque Goal From Halfway Line Vs Tottenham
Nigeria international Ola Aina has taken to Instagram to bid farewell to Chelsea players, fans and coaching staff following his confirmed move to Italian Serie A outfit Torino this week.

The versatile fullback brought down the curtain on his career at The Blues via a  message and farewell video highlighting his achievements during his twelve-year association with the club.

Aina won two FA Youth Cups and was a key member of the Chelsea team that won the UEFA Youth League in 2015 and 2016, which was shown in the video.

His best career goal to date was scored in a Premier League International Cup quarter-final tie against Tottenham in 2016 when he fired the ball home from the halfway line, reminiscent of the goal scored by David Beckham against Wimbledon, one of the best scenes in the short video.

Ola Aina's message :

''The start of a new chapter.

''Words can not express how I feel. Joining the club as a ten year old Ola was the best thing that happened to me combined with playing football for the team which I support was just amazing.

''Now I’m 22, I look back on all the great times I’ve had from: training,going on tours every year and spending time with some amazing players I looked up too most of my life.

''I’ve also had the pleasure of playing and training with some great players in the 1st team, but most importantly the players that I can call bros from the academy over the years.

''My best highlights will always be the memories of growing up and becoming a man whilst also improving my craft with these players.

''I want to say a big thank you to all the coaches / medical staff and more, that I’ve had through out my years at Chelsea.

''I am very grateful for constantly helping me out and taking an interest in me. I would like to thank my first coach Joe Edwards for everything he’s helped me with over the years also; Micky Beale, ciril (got me using my left foot), Adi Viveash (our father figure) Andy Myers, Jody Morris Dermot Drummy and Antonio Conte (for all my appearances for Chelsea).

''Lastly, a big thank you to Eddie Newton and the loan staff 👊🏾 12 years have gone so quick and I’m forever grateful to Chelsea FC - (my boyhood club) this place will forever be in my heart.

''Until next time I wish this club all the success in the future, love you guys @chelseafc''.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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