Ola Aina: Nottingham Forest Star Discloses Kyle Walker’s Reaction After Beating Him in Speed Battle

Ola Aina: Nottingham Forest Star Discloses Kyle Walker’s Reaction After Beating Him in Speed Battle

Ero Samson
updated at May 11, 2024 at 6:15 PM
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  • Ola Aina showcased his exceptional skills when Nottingham Forest clashed with Manchester City
  • The versatile full-back outpaced Manchester City defender, Kyle Walker, during the crunch fixture
  • The defender has disclosed what the Cityzen captain said to him after his impressive display of speed

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Ola Aina ignited excitement among fans with a remarkable display during the Premier League showdown between Nottingham Forest and Manchester City.

The versatile full-back, who is renowned for his graceful style of play, showcased another of his exceptional skills as he smoothly manoeuvred past Kyle Walker, often hailed as one of the league's fastest players.

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Ola Aina outpaced Kyle Walker during the Premier League clash between Nottingham Forest and Manchester City. Image: Richard Sellers.
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In a footage as captured by the Premier League on social media, the Nottingham Forest number 43 received the ball deep in his own half and effortlessly surged past the pacy defender, before dodging a challenge from the advancing Manuel Akanji, with finesse to create a scoring opportunity for his team.

However, in the aftermath of the match and ahead of his side's encounter with Chelsea, the Super Eagles defender shared insights into his exchange with Walker following their duel.

Aina discloses Walker’s words

In an interview with the Guardian UK, the former Torino defender shared insights into the incident and revealed Walker's surprise at his pace.

"Even though the clip shows I got past him, it wasn't as easy as it may have looked. I remember when it happened, I saw him and thought, I might as well just try it, and I put everything into it."
"Afterwards, he said something like, 'You're pretty quick, and you caught me flat-footed,' but he was very chilled about it. He's done the same thing to other players so many times."

The 27-year-old has made 21 appearances across all competitions for Forest this season, registering a goal and an assist, according to data from Fotmob.

The defender will aim to improve his overall season tally when his side welcomes Chelsea to the City Ground on June 11.

Premier League fans praise Aina

Sports Brief in a previous report stated that fans have taken to social media to praise Aina following his display against Man City.

The Nigerian defender was at the heart of Nuno Espirito Santo's side's attacking play, but sadly, Forest fell to a two-nil defeat on the night.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).