“We have been combating towards future” – Nottingham Forest’s Ola Aina speaks on Nigeria’s AFCON 2023 closing loss to Ivory Coast

“We have been combating towards future” – Nottingham Forest’s Ola Aina speaks on Nigeria’s AFCON 2023 closing loss to Ivory Coast

Tremendous Eagles and Nottingham Forest full-back, Olaoluwa Temitayo Aina, has mirrored on Nigeria’s loss to Ivory Coast on the AFCON 2023 closing, Soccernet.ng stories.

The versatile full-back performed all seven video games for Jose Peseiro’s males on the AFCON 2023 event hosted in Ivory Coast.

Jose Peseiro deployed the previous Chelsea man throughout the suitable and left-wing again positions because the three-time AFCON Champions reached the ultimate of the competitors.

Nigeria have been drawn into Group A alongside Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast and Guinea Bissau. The Tremendous Eagles emerged victorious once they performed towards the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire of their group recreation, with William Troost-Ekong’s spot-kick objective making all of the distinction.

Ivory Coast ended up qualifying for the knock-out phases regardless of ending third within the group, and located their approach to the ultimate of the event, with their dwelling help enjoying a key function.

Like within the group stage fixture, William Troost-Ekong broke the impasse within the AFCON 2023 closing, however the Ivorians kicked again, with Franck Kessié and Sébastien Haller scoring to show the sport on its head.

Aina didn’t have the most effective of video games, however the former Torino man has prompt it was in all probability meant to be.

“It felt like we have been combating towards future. You would really feel the burden of Ivory Coast towards us. Some choices may have gone our manner however I’m not that sort of participant. In the end they did sufficient to beat us and honest play to them. We’ve been constructing this group because the 2019 Afcon once we got here third with a younger group. Attending to the ultimate was a development that confirmed we’re almost there,” the previous Chelsea man mentioned in quotes revealed by The Guardian.

Ola Aina was included within the AFCON 2023 Staff of the Match regardless of enjoying within the closing of the competitors with an harm.

Adefolahan Guerreiro


Adefolahan Guerreiro

Adefolahan is a multilingual journalist and author at Soccernet Nigeria.

With a Bachelor’s diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a monitor file of involvement in Faculty sports activities, Adefolahan is concentrated on crafting partaking soccer content material and utilising his language abilities and intensive sports activities information to boost content material accessibility for a worldwide viewers.

He has interviewed Nigerian stars like Finidi George, Junior Lokosa, and Abraham Onahi Ogbu.

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