Chelsea teenager Jordan Aina has admitted that he looks up to Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba as well as three Brazilian players in the shape of PSG’s Dani Alves, Chelsea’s David Luiz and Real Madrid’s Marcelo.
Jordan Aina started out as a winger, just like older brother Ola, before he was converted into a fullback by the Chelsea Academy coaches.
The former England U16 international trialed at Chelsea for close to a year before he was offered a contract at the beginning of his U9 year.
Asked by the official website of Chelsea the players he looked up to when he was younger, Jordan answered : ”I used to watch Dani Alves quite a lot, and more recently David Luiz and Marcelo.
”In midfield, I like watching Pogba because he’s just got something about him that I like. I try to take bits from their game and learn.”
Jordan highlighted that his brother, Ola has been of help to him since he joined Chelsea.
He said : ”It was easier for me to settle in because my brother had been here for a few years already so I’d been around Cobham a lot, coming in to watch him at training and games.
”I started playing football at a much younger age than Ola but he’s definitely helped the whole way and driven me to become better.”
Jordan Aina will certainly not be in action on Saturday as the U18 Premier League game between Chelsea and their Arsenal counterparts has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions.