Date: 15th October 2017 at 10:45am
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AFC Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake conceded that the Cherries squad were frustrated and disappointed with the results at the beginning of the 2017/18 campaign.

The Netherlands international joined AFC Bournemouth from Premier League champions Chelsea over the summer for a record £20million.

AFC Bournemouth are hoping on building on last seasons campaign where the Cherries finished a record high ninth, in the top flight of English football.

But a Christian Eriksen strike shortly after half time against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley condemned the Cherries to their sixth defeat in eight games.

Ake told

‘I think we executed our game plan well, Obviously it`s difficult against a good team and we had to defend more than we`re used to, but we did really well in the first half especially. They came at us a lot, but didn`t create too much.

“Early in the second half, there was one move where they penetrated us. I think after that we were a bit shaky but we had chances ourselves.

“If we score those ones then it`s a different game, but now we`ve lost 1-0 and of course its sore to take.

“Obviously, everyone is frustrated and disappointed because we need to start picking up points now. It`s just about winning games now that we`ve got our form back.

Your Say…

Druss_the_Legend wrote…

Swapping Sunderland for Brighton and compared to last year we are…


4 points F8 A20


4 points F4 A12

So the goals scored is an issue but what did most people moan about last season? Our defence. We seemed to have taken a bit off the attack to shore up the defence.

Also, to lose away to Spurs by a goal to nil and have a meltdown shows that not only have we come a long way, we are continuing to set the expectation bar high.
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