After a disappointing season spent around the fringes of the first-team, young Ola Aina has been one of the biggest stars of Chelsea's preseason tours of Austria and the USA. Helped in part by the team's lack of depth at full-back and an injury to Branislav Ivanovic, the 19-year-old Aina started four of the six official friendlies, and played the fourth-most minutes out of anyone on the team. Only Terry, Matic, and Willian played more.
Hopefully all that translates into the versatile full back staying with the team and getting some proper match action this season. Unlike most other highly promising prospects in the academy, Aina has yet to make his Chelsea debut, but when he does, his father will be the happiest man on the face of the Earth. Just talking about that moment had him almost in tears!
That's just one of the lovely moments from the 10-minute video posted by the player himself. It's well worth the watch.
Towards the end, they talk about Ola's desire to give back to his community and where his family's from in Nigeria — they're referring to Aina sending back old boots, balls, and kits to Lagos. Beautiful!