Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Feb 18, 2018. 19:00

Nigeria international Ola Aina has revealed why he is enjoying playing in the left-back position at Hull City.

The talented defender is currently on loan at the English Championship side from Premier League giants Chelsea.

Aina, who has made 29 appearances in the Championship for City this season, spoke to the Chelsea website about his role at his temporary club.

”At the beginning of the season I was playing right-back, obviously a position I am used to,” Aina said.

”In the second half of the season I have been playing predominantly at left-back.

”I have probably enjoyed it there a bit more funnily enough, because I can drive on the inside or go down the outside and create more chances.”

The 21-year-old, who was nurtured in the Chelsea academy, helped Nigeria qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals which will be hosted by Russia.

He made two appearances during Nigeria’s qualifying campaign.

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