AFC Bournemouth utility loanee Nathan Aké has been frustrated following a season-long loan move from Chelsea.
The Dutch Under 21’s international is an extremely versatile player, able to operate at left back, centre back and in central midfield.
But as yet he is yet to break into the Cherries squad in any of those positions.
He has thus far made four appearances for AFC Bournemouth, with two starts in the EFL Cup and two substitute appearances in the Premier League totalling 13 minutes.
Aké has admitted that he is frustrated at the lack of first team appearances following a loan move at Watford last season where he made 32 appearances, including 24 games in the Premier League.
Whilst on international duty with the Dutch Under 21’s squad, Aké told Voetbal International…
‘I wanted to draw a line under last season, but that has not yet happened.
‘The competition at my club is great. For now I’m still on the bench.
‘It eats you, I want to play every week.’
‘I can’t help feeling that (against Watford) had Ake been either at Left Back instead of Daniels, or in front of the defence instead of Surman, he’d have either put Amrabat in the front row of the stand for the first, or he’d have given Success enough pressure to stop him nonchalantly heading ball into our net for the second.
There’s a reason Ake is highly regarded by Watford, a club we’re level pegging with, and a reason he was ever present in their defence last season, which was a far better defence than ours. – Join the conversation here.
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